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About Gastritis

Stomach the Truth About Your Health with miVIP Surgeons

Gastritis can occur whenever the lining of a person’s stomach becomes inflamed or starts to breakdown. It is a very common condition, but it is difficult to determine exactly how many Americans suffer from Gastritis because many people go undiagnosed. You might have experienced gastritis symptoms for a long time, or the condition might have suddenly occurred. In either situation, miVIP surgeons are here to give you relief through a minimally invasive and cutting edge medical procedure, such as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

The surgeons as well as the support staff at miVIP are all well-experienced at performing a variety of surgeries, including EGS procedures. If you are looking for exemplary patient care and impeccable results, allow us to take care of you.

Causes

Besides stress, alcohol abuse, medication and constant vomiting, other causes of gastritis include:

  • Helicobacter pylori – This is bacteria in the mucosal lining of the stomach. When this cause is not taken care of in time, it can lead to ulcers
  • Infections – Both viruses and bacteria can lead to infections that can disrupt your stomach lining
  • Pernicious anemia – this particular cause of gastritis and gastritis symptoms happens when the stomach fails to absorb and digest vitamin B12
  • Bile reflux – Should your bile ever flow back into the lining of your stomach, there is a chance that it can actually burn the lining and cause inflammation

No matter what the causes of your gastritis might be, an esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedure performed by a miVIP specialist might be just what you need to clear up the condition.

Common Symptoms

Depending on your particular case, you may or may not experience any symptoms of gastritis. The most widely found symptoms include:

  • Hiccups
  • Appetite loss
  • Stomach pain
  • Black stools
  • Vomiting/Nausea/Upset stomach
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • A sense of burning in your stomach

Treatments

If you are experiencing any gastritis symptoms, it’s vital that you get treatment as soon as possible in order to prevent future complications and conditions. Your treatment will depend on the cause, but some of the most common are:

  • Acid Blockers – Zantac, Tagamet, Pepcid and other H2 blockers can lower the amount of acid produced by the stomach
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy – During this minimally invasive procedure, a small camera is inserted through the throat and used to examine the stomach’s inner lining. This procedure is used as a way to diagnosis gastritis before a proper treatment method can be decided on
  • Antibiotics – Antibiotics will be needed to treat helicobacter pylori. You might be prescribed several antibiotics in order to make sure that the bacteria is completely gone from your system
  • Proton Pump Blockers – Ulcers and an excess of stomach acid will need to be treated with proton pump inhibitors if either is the cause of your gastritis. Examples of proton pump blockers include Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Aciphex. Not only will proton pump blockers treat gastritis, they can heal damage caused by the condition as well

Learn More

If you are experiencing gastritis symptoms or if you are interested in more information about esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedures, call the Las Vegas miVIP surgery center today at 877-956-2263.

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