Treatment Treatment depends on the specific cause. Some of the causes will disappear over time. You may need to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other medicines that may be causing gastritis, but only after you talk with your health care provider. You may use other over-the-counter and prescription drugs that decrease the amount of acid in the stomach, such as: Antacids H2 antagonists: famotidine (Pepsid), cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), and nizatidine (Axid) Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) -- omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium), iansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (AcipHex), and pantoprazole (Protonix) Antacids may be used to treat chronic gastritis caused by infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) The outlook depends on the cause, but is usually good. Complications Blood loss and increased risk of gastric cancer are possible complications. Calling your health care provider Call for an appointment with your health care pro...
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A 58 year old woman who had years of lumbar pain came to me one and a half years following a complicated lumbar fusion; the surgery was complicated by the fact that the surgeon had to operate twice in order to get the hardware placed correctly. Unfortunately, the surgery did not cure her pain; and she came to me for pain management.
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( H. pylori
) is the bacteria responsible for most ulcers
and many cases of stomach inflammation (chronic gastritis).
The bacteria can weaken the protective coating of the stomach, allowing digestive juices to irritate the sensitive stomach lining.
Gastritis - Helicobacter pylori ; H. pylori
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
As many as half of the world's population is infected with H. pylori . Those living in developing countries or crowded, unsanitary conditions are most likely to contract the bacterium, which is passed from person to person. H. pylori only grows in the stomach, and is usually contracted during childhood.
Interestingly, many people have this organism in their stomach, but don't get an ulcer or gastritis. Coffee drinking, smoking, and drinking alcohol increase your risk for an ulcer from H. pylori.
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