Treatment For Chronic Gastritis?
Hey, I want to ask my mom to have chronic gastritis in a doctor’s dignosis 2 weeks ago, before suffering from gastritis 5 months ago until now, nausea, vomiting, and then I was taken for unduscopy and the result is chronic gastritis, counted 5 months more than there hasn’t been any signs yet cured, so how should I, my mom was treated at the hospital but has come home, and had melena for 2 weeks, but the specialist doctor only gave medication, even though this has been a long time, so my mother should be referred to type A hospital to consult with a doctor there or what? If chronic gastritis is interrupted 5 months, you can refer to type A hospital, thank you
Hello Christiana, Thank you for the question.
Chronic gastritis is not a condition that is easily treated because in addition to treatment, sufferers must also modify their lifestyle to prevent recurrence of symptoms. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach wall due to damage to the mucous layer of the stomach. This condition is divided into two, namely acute gastritis and chronic gastritis. Acute gastritis is gastritis that occurs suddenly and temporarily while chronic gastritis is gastritis that occurs slowly over a long time. Chronic gastritis can cause damage to the stomach lining and can develop into cancer. Symptoms that can be experienced by patients are not necessarily the same and can include heartburn, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, easy feeling full, vomiting blood, bloody bowel movements, and decreased appetite. Gastritis can be caused by side effects of excessive pain medication consumption, Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection, side effects of excessive alcohol consumption, viral infections, smoking habits, autoimmune diseases, and others. Treatment given by a doctor usually includes a stomach acid neutralizing drug, a regulator of stomach acid, or antibiotics depending on the underlying cause of this condition. If your mother's condition has not improved, all you can do is check with another specialist in internal medicine to ask for a second opinion about your mother's condition and subsequent treatment.
In general, patients can be referred to hospitals with a higher type if it cannot be treated by a specialist from the hospital where the patient is examined. The decision to refer to a hospital with a higher type depends on the specialist doctor who treats the patient.
Please advise your mother to do the following suggestions:
eat regularly consumption of food in small portions but more often, avoid consuming large portions of food avoid consumption of spicy and oily foods avoid consumption of caffeinated, fizzy, and alcoholic drinks avoid consumption of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) manage stress Hopefully this information is useful.