How do you say gastritis in english
Not medical advice: Gastritis is an English term, pronouced as ga-ˈstrī-təs or ga-strahy-tis. You can hear it pronounced correctly here.
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining also known as mucosa and may occur acute or chronic. It can be caused by drinking too much alcohol, prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, along with infection with bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori. Gastritis can also develop after major surgery, traumatic injury, severe infections and burn. Diseases, such as autoimmune disorders, pernicious anemia and chronic bile reflux, can cause gastritis as well.
If not treated, it can lead to a severe loss in blood and may increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.
Treatment for gastritis usually involves:
- Taking antacids and other drugs to help reduce stomach acid that causes further irritation to inflamed areas.
- Avoiding hot and spicy foods.
- If it is caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, your doctor will prescribe a regimen of several antibiotics plus an acid blocking drug that are used for heartburn.
- If the gastritis is caused by pernicious anemia, vitamin B12 shots will be given.
- Avoiding irritating foods from your diet such as lactose from dairy or gluten from wheat.
You should first talk to your doctor before stopping any medicine or starting any gastritis treatment on your own.
In recent news, Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori claims he suffers from cancer of the tongue and other ailments including chronic gastritis and hypertension. He has been seeking a pardon on humanitarian grounds since October 2012 but President Ollanta Humala decided not to grant a pardon because Fujimori's health problems are not serious enough to merit one, he does not have a terminal or "grave, incurable, degenerative" condition. Fujimori was sentenced 25-years in prison due to human rights violations.