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The Symptoms, Causes and Complications of Gastritis

Gastritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the lining of the stomach. The condition is linked to various factors suggested to be related to the immune system, mental health, dietary habits and more. Gastritis causes symptoms, as in severe stomach pain, which can interfere with your everyday life. For this reason, treating your condition is necessary. In addition to that, gastritis can lead to serious complications. Not treating the condition can even affect your eating pattern as well as your body’s intake of essential nutrients. Thus, more people should be aware of the causes and risk factors.

Information. Gastritis is very common condition, possibly affecting half the population around the globe. It is classified into several types, of which the main ones are acute and chronic. In acute gastritis, symptoms are short-lived. In chronic gastritis, on the other hand, symptoms can persist for years. Medications like antibiotics, histamine H2-receptor antagonists, and antacids are used to treat gastritis. To diagnose your condition, the doctor will conduct an examination of the stomach lining using a biopsy, endoscope, or X-ray. In addition, the doctor will take a sample from your blood, stool, or urine for any signs like low red blood cell count.

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