Dr.M.K.Mishra ( Consult For Homeopathic Treatment)

GASTRITIS



Gastritis is defined as a group ofconditions that are responsible for the inflammation of lining of stomachmucosa. It may be acute or chronic depending upon the cause and onset.

Causes:
1.Alcohol consumption
2.Prolonged intake of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs)
3.Major surgery
4.Traumatic injury
5.Infection, commonest bacteria is H pylori
6.Auto- immune disorders
7.Pernicious anaemia
8.Bile reflux disease etc.


Symptoms:
1.Initially there is no symptoms are present in some caseswhere mild pathology is developed.
2.Pain in upper abdomen that may be becomes either worse orbetter by eating.
3.Nausea and vomiting.
4.Fullness or bloating in the upper abdomen.
5.Burning in the upper abdomen
6.Loss of appetite.
7.Belching
Blood in your vomit or black stools may be a sign of bleedingin the stomach, which may indicate a serious problem requiring immediatemedical attention.
Acute gastritis occurs suddenly and is more likely to causenausea and burning pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen. Chronic gastritisdevelops gradually and is more likely to cause a dull pain and a feeling offullness or loss of appetite after a few bites of food.


Diagnosis:
Usually symptoms help in diagnosing the case but sometimeswhen diagnosis is not possible through symptoms then following method will helpin diagnosis,
1.Blood test- Blood cell count, H pylori, pregnancy test,liver function test, Kidney function test, Pancreas Function test.
2.Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
3.Stool test


Complications:
Left untreated, gastritis may lead to stomach ulcers andstomach bleeding. Some forms of chronic gastritis may increase your risk ofstomach cancer, especially if you have extensive thinning of the stomach liningand changes in the lining's cells.

Treatment:
1.Conventional Treatment
Treatment depends upon the cause of gastritis. It may includelifestyle changes, medication or rarely surgery. Medication includes:
1.Antacids: Antacids containing Aluminum and Magnesium aregiven but contraindicated in documented hypersensitivity; it can't be safelyused in pregnancy also.
2.H2 Blockers: Cimetidine [Tagmet] is commonly given to thepatient, it may lead to confusional states; may cause impotence andgynaecomastia in young males.
3.Proton Pump Inhibiters: Omeperozol [Prilosec] drug given topatients may increase toxicity of warfarin, digoxin and phenytoin.
4.Antibiotics: Amoxicillin [Amoxil, Trimox] is contraindicatedin hepatic dysfunction. It reduces efficacy of oral contraceptives.Tetracycline used during teeth development can cause permanent discoloration ofteeth.
5.Antidiarrheal Agents: They are used along with antibioticsand proton pump inhibitors/H2 Receptor Antagonists to eradicate H.Pylori.Administration along with anticoagulants may increase risk of bleeding. It maycause darkening of tongue and black stool that is temporary.

2. Homoeopathic Treatment
Homoeopathy medicines are prescribed on the basis of presentingcomplaints while taking    into account the physical, emotionaland genetic make up that individualizes a person. This constitutional approachencompassing mind and body works at root-level. Hurry and Worry that are at thebase of this disease are related to one's nature and tendency, which can betackled by a constitutional or individualized homoeopathic treatment.Homoeopathy is very effective in managing all the acute as well as chronicexpressions of gastritis; it also plays an important role in prevention ofrelapse of the condition.



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