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- What is gastritis?
- Symptoms of gastritis
- Causes of gastritis
- Prevention of gastritis
- Risk factors for gastritis
- Complications of gastritis
- When to see a doctor about gastritis
- Diagnosis of gastritis
- Conventional treatment of gastritis
- Alternative/complementary treatment of gastritis
- Living with gastritis
- Caring for someone with gastritis
There are several complications of undiagnosed, uncontrolled or long term, recurrent gastritis:
Gastric (or peptic) ulcer
If the gastritis becomes really severe or does not heal properly, even when medication or alternative/complementary treatments are recommended and applied, it can cause major ulceration of the stomach lining, which can eventually erode the stomach lining and cause a gastric (or peptic) ulcer.
People who have any of the symptoms of gastritis need to seek their doctor's advice about their treatment options, in order to reduce symptoms and prevent serious complications such as a gastric (or peptic) ulcer.
In some cases of people who have recurrent and long-term gastritis, the damage to the stomach lining can initiate cancer of the stomach, which is a more serious condition.
People who have gastritis need to get it treated, either with conventional treatment or alternative/complementary treatment in order to reduce the symptoms and reduce risk of serious complications such as stomach cancer.
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