August 24, 2023
Gastritis, clinically known as dyspepsia, is an inflammatory process of the stomach generally produced by bad eating habits, infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, states of stress, and medications, among others. This condition can seriously affect the patient’s quality of life, depending on the severity of each case. Dr. Eduar Bravo, a gastroenterologist of the Centro Médico Plaza Lima Sur of Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us more information on the subject.
What are the causes of gastritis?
There are several causes, among which the following stand out:
What are its main symptoms?
How is gastritis diagnosed?
It is important to perform endoscopic studies in people over 40 years of age, to rule out other causes of digestive discomfort such as peptic ulcer, gastric polyps, Helicobacter pylori infection, or gastric cancer. In younger people and without warning signs (bleeding, significant weight loss, family history of gastric cancer), the search for helicobacter bacteria can be done by breath test or stool antigens.
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Dr. Eduar Bravo
Gastroenterologist of the Centro Médico Plaza Lima Sur of Clinica Ricardo