What to Know about Erosive Gastritis?

Q:
What is erosive gastritis?

A:
Erosive gastritis is the condition in which the acids in the stomach begin to erode and wear away the stomach lining. In other words, it’s gastric mucosal erosion.

Causes include:

  • NSAIDS: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. (common)
  • Alcohol. (common)
  • Stress. (common)
  • Radiation.
  • Viral infection.
  • Vascular injury.
  • Direct trauma.

The patients often complain of bloating, pain when consuming food and/or water, nausea, vomiting, changes in tools, and even bleeding of the stomach.

After blood testing, stool culture testing, X ray, and breath tests, doctors can reach a medical decision. If it’s mild, doctors may order medications. However, when it’s severe, Intravenous therapy (IV), blood transfusion, endoscopic hemostasis, and surgery may be necessary.

 

Keywords: erosive gastritis.

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