Anthral Gastritis

Gastritis is a very common condition of stomach inflammation. Gastritis has no age. It hits the young, the middle aged as well as the old. It can be triggered by various means. Regular use of anti inflammatory drugs, Helicobacter pylori, bile reflux, alcohol and stomach infections caused by fungus, viruses and bacteria are some of the causes of gastritis.

Gastritis which causes inflammation of the entire stomach is referred to as pangastritis, while gastritis that affects only part of the abdomen is referred to as antral gastritis. Antral gastritis is a type of gastritis which is caused by an autoimmune disorder and it affects our digestive systems. The symptoms are quite common ones, such as nausea, indigestion and gas.

Antral gastritis is usually caused by bacteria in the stomach, but it can be caused due to stress and other viral infections. Antral gastritis usually begins with inflammation, in the bottom part of the stomach.

In addition nausea, feelings of gas are also some symptoms of antral gastritis. But the main cause of antral gastritis is inflammation. Since the food does not get digested properly, antral gastritis results in indigestion as well as a burning sensation in the stomach. If ignored and not treated properly there may be occurrences of blood in vomit. A person with antral gastritis may experience a build up of gasses in the stomach which may lead to discomfort. Stools of such a patient may be different over a period of time. Some times stools may even turn color and will not be the same.

Most people do not know that they are affected by antral gastritis, because the symptoms don’t show. They are likely to be discovered when the person concerned goes to a physician for some other ailment.

In order to treat antral gastritis first the patient should be examined by a physician, who will try to determine the cause of the gastritis. Then the physician can treat the patient, based on the cause of the gastritis. If the patient is affected due to bacteria, the bacteria will be eradicated by prescribing the use of antibiotics. The physician may also prescribe some antacids, to control symptoms, until the bacterium is completely eradicated.

Gastric patients should be careful about their diet and life style in addition to taking the right treatment. Smaller frequent meals are a good alternative to eating large quantities three times a day or sometimes more or even less. Smoking and alcohol should be reduced, preferably avoided as these substances can make the gastric condition severe.

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