What to Know about Erosive Gastritis?

What is erosive gastritis?

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.


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