Stating that gastritis usually starts with swelling in the stomach, pain in the abdomen, nausea and vomiting, and then manifests itself with a state of tension, General Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Abdulcabbar Kartal, “The symptoms of gastritis may vary from person to person. Gastritis is more common in people who eat irregularly, smoke, and people who have stress in their lifestyle and have panic problems. A regular and healthy diet, a stress-free life and exercise support the recovery of the disease.

Stating that the biggest factor leading to the formation of the disease is an infectious agent called ‘helicobacter pylori’, General Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Abdulcabbar Kartal, “Helicobacter pylori, which is one of the causes of gastritis, can lead to serious dangers in the future by preparing the ground for gastritis from the moment it enters the body of people. Environmental factors, diet and lifestyle play an important role in the development of the disease. In general, gastritis that occurs as a result of bacterial infection can be improved with regular and controlled antibiotics.

The most common symptoms are indigestion and stomach pain.

Pointing out that more than one symptom can be seen in gastritis, General Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Abdulcabbar Kartal said, “The most common of these symptoms is indigestion and stomach pain. It is stated that most of the patients who come to the hospital with gastritis complaints have symptoms such as nausea, bitter water in the mouth and vomiting. It should not be forgotten that the symptoms of each patient may be different.

The diagnosis of gastritis is usually made at the first examination.

Stating that it is sufficient to see a general surgeon or gastroenterology specialist for the diagnosis of the disease, Assoc. Dr. Abdulcabbar Kartal said, “In order to diagnose the disease, it may be sufficient for the specialist doctor to listen to the story of the disease during the examination. If the diagnosis of the disease is not made in the first examination, endoscopy technique can be applied. Endoscopy is mostly preferred in people over the age of 40. The gastritis problem seen in young people is understood at the first examination, drug treatment is started and medication is given, and the acids in the stomach that cause the gastritis problem are tried to be reduced.

In treatment, the cause of the disease should also be considered.

Emphasizing that the cause of the disease is also examined before the treatment of gastritis, Assoc. Dr. Abdulcabbar Kartal said, “If stomach acids cause the formation of the disease, the person is first given medication to remove the acids in the stomach. With this drug, stomach acid is tried to be eliminated. If the helicobacter pylori bacteria causes gastritis, at least 2 different antibiotic supplements and the drug that should be used for only two weeks are recommended. If the person with gastritis is using blood thinners and anti-rheumatic drugs, he should stop these drugs or reconsider the necessity of use.

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