Gastritis is a common digestive condition that occurs when the lining of your stomach is irritated and inflamed. At Illinois Gastroenterology Group in Elk Grove and Arlington Heights, Illinois, the team of gastroenterology experts diagnoses and treats gastritis with customized treatment plans to relieve your symptoms and heal your stomach. Call Illinois Gastroenterology Group or schedule a consultation online today.
Gastritis is the clinical term for inflammation of your stomach lining. You can have acute gastritis, which develops rapidly, or chronic gastritis that develops slowly and lasts for several weeks or months.
Gastritis causes many uncomfortable symptoms, including:
Eating could make your symptoms better or worse or you could feel uncomfortably full after eating just a small amount of food.
You should talk to a doctor about your symptoms if they last for longer than a week. Most benign cases of indigestion or stomach irritation get better on their own within seven days.
Many conditions and factors contribute to gastritis:
The team at Illinois Gastroenterology Group offers personalized treatments depending on the cause of your gastritis.
For example, if your exam reveals a bacterial infection, your provider can prescribe antibiotics to help your body fight off the infection. Your provider may also recommend dietary changes or acid-blocking medication to manage your symptoms and reduce stomach irritation.
Call Illinois Gastroenterology Group or make an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment of gastritis.