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With the many manifestations of chronic gastritis is no stranger — recurrent pain in the upper abdomen that occur at night or on an empty stomach, heartburn, acid regurgitation, nausea, tightness in the stomach.

Gastritisinflammation mucosa (inner) lining of the stomach — most often occurs in young and considered a classic "disease of students." Nonetheless disease spares neither children nor elderly. What was his reason?

Earlier in the occurrence of gastritis blamed poor diet, stress, smoking, coffee. However, in 1983, Australian scientists Marshall and Warren was isolated from gastric spiral bacterium Helicobacter pylori. It turned out that this microbe entering thestomach with food or saliva, it causes inflammation — gastritis, and in more severe cases — ulcers and even stomach cancer. About 85% of chronic gastritis associated with infection by this bacterium.

Chronic gastritis,associated with other causes — immune disorders, certain medications (such as aspirin), etc. — There is much less common. It is not often found, and acute gastritis — an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach in short term exposure of strong stimuli (toxic doses of alcohol, acids, drugs, with severe diseases and injuries).

If you are concerned about recurrent abdominal pain, nausea and heartburn — no need to swallow baking soda and waste time, because your "gastritis" may in fact turn out to be an ulcer. Peptic disease stomach or duodenum is often accompanied by the same symptoms asgastritis, but much more dangerous. Refer to a specialist — Gastroenterologist. The doctor will prescribe esophagogastroduodenoscopy and other tests that will help to establish an accurate diagnosis.

There is only one sure way to get rid of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori — to the so-called eradication, ie elimination, the total destruction of the invading microbe in the body of the aggressor. Get ready to receive antibiotics, but the result is worth it — you will have a real chance to get rid of the pain and other symptoms of gastritis.

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