Overcoming Gastric Disorders That Don’t Go Away?
Even though you have taken care of the type of food you eat and try to eat regularly so you don't eat too late, some people still experience stomach problems. Because the cause of gastric problems is not only about the type of food and when to eat, the presence of H. Pylori bacterial infection, psychological problems (stress, anxiety, fear), eating too fast in large quantities, the use of certain drugs (usually pain medications), the presence of gastric ulcers (sores on the surface of the stomach), even some medical conditions such as Crohn's disease and celiac disease can also be the cause of this prolonged and persistent stomach complaint.
Endoscopic examination is a fairly good procedure to determine the condition of the stomach, because with this method you will be able to see how the stomach surface is through a special camera that goes into your stomach, so it is very good to confirm the presence or absence of H pylori infection and also confirm any gastric problems caused by changes in gastric tissue to become abnormal (polyps or cancer). On the other hand, the examination of H. Pylori bacteria can also be carried out using the method
H Pylori stool antigen test (HpSA), this test detects the presence or absence of H pylori bacteria in the stool
Urea Breath Test, which is by checking the exhaled breath whether it contains a certain level of urea
Examination of serum antibodies in the blood, but this method is not recommended because if the bacteria have been completely eradicated but the results of this serum examination can still remain positive for up to 3 years after recovering from H Pylori bacterial infection
In addition, not all health facilities (hospitals or clinical laboratories) can carry out this method, so consult this again with an internal medicine specialist regarding the next plan, be it examination or treatment.
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