May 24, 2007

Gastritis

Gastritis is not a single disease, but several different conditions that all have inflammation of the stomach lining. The most common symptoms are abdominal upset or pain. Other symptoms are belching, abdominal bloating, nausea, and vomiting or a feeling of fullness or of burning in the upper abdomen. Blood in your vomit or black stools may be a sign of bleeding in the stomach, which may indicate a serious problem requiring immediate medical attention. Gastritis is diagnosed through one or more medical tests:
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The doctor eases an endoscope, a thin tube containing a tiny camera, through your mouth (or occasionally nose) and down into your stomach to look at the stomach lining. The doctor will check for inflammation and may remove a tiny sample of tissue for tests. This procedure to remove a tissue sample is called a biopsy.
  • Blood test. The doctor may check your red blood cell count to see whether you have anemia, which means that you do not have enough red blood cells. Anemia can be caused by bleeding from the stomach.
  • Stool test. This test checks for the presence of blood in your stool, a sign of bleeding. Stool test may also be used to detect the presence of H. pylori in the digestive tract.

Treatment usually involves taking drugs to reduce stomach acid and thereby help relieve symptoms and promote healing. (Stomach acid irritates the inflamed tissue in the stomach.) Avoidance of certain foods, beverages, or medicines may also be recommended.

If your gastritis is caused by an infection, that problem may be treated as well. For example, the doctor might prescribe antibiotics to clear up H. pylori infection. Once the underlying problem disappears, the gastritis usually does too. Talk to your doctor before stopping any medicine or starting any gastritis treatment on your own.

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erhg.. dah 3 kali dah kena serangan gastrik teruk. Semalam sampaikan minta gak doktor bagi injection pain killer. huwa huwaa.. under medication for a week since 2-3 kali dah kena dalam 2 minggu.. No spicy food, low food intake, but don't miss any, no oily (( lunch mate sekalian.. ingatkan daku ye!!)). Kalau kena sekali lagi doktor bagi refer letter pegi buat endoscopy dlm perut. (( ape kenalah perut ku ini.. ))
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1 comments:

yatipruzz said...

huhu yati pon penah kena yg teruk 2-3x last yr...sesak nafas, muntah2, rasa cam nk mati pon ader...igtkan sakit jantung time tuh :p, rupanye gastrik. Kena inject sampai 2x dlm satu mlm tuh, mkn ubat cfm tak jln.

jgn skip mkn especially brekfast ok! taun ni alhamdulillah yati tade kena lg so far...