Chronic gastritis: diagnosis and treatment

Chronic gastritis: diagnosis and treatment.  Photo from www.endoscopy.ru

If you have pain and other unpleasant symptoms — contactGastroenterologist. In this case, do not waste time, because your "gastritis" may in fact turn out to be an ulcer. Peptic disease often accompanied by the same symptoms asgastritis, but much more dangerous.

Doctor must prescribe a esophagogastroduodenoscopy. During this procedure is sometimes performed a biopsy of the gastric mucosa for diagnosis of the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori.

In addition, ultrasound is assigned and, if necessary, X-ray examination of the stomach, and a study of gastric secretion.

Treatment

If gastritis does not bother you — you do not need to treat it.

However, if the disease gives you a certain discomfort and during examination revealedbacterium Helicobacter Pylori, appoint a so-called eradication therapy. This treatment is aimed at the total destruction of harmful microbes — the cause of peptic ulcer disease. Special circuits comprising antisecretory drug (suppressing the production of hydrochloric acid (eg, omeprazole, lansoprazole, etc.) and two types of antimicrobial agents (antibiotics). Treatment continues, as a rule, within 7 days.

Eradication therapy is the only sure way of getting rid of the bacteria — and, correspondingly, from stomach problems.

In addition to eradication therapy with acute illness assigned a diet with restriction of sharp, salty, smoked, fried, carbonated beverages. Select the most appropriate diet will help doctor-gastroenterologist or nutritionist.

In the case of autoimmune gastritis designate a so-called substitution therapies — HCl drugs, drugs that stimulate the production of gastric juice, etc. In the chemical (reflux) gastritis plays a major role properly chosen diet and nutrition.

If gastritis emerged against the background of long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin — should, if possible, stop taking these medicines.

To control the treatment most often carried out repeated esophagogastroduodenoscopy.

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