While the majority of people do not know it, nearly 50% of the world’s population, suffers from something known as Gastritis. Gastritis occurs when there is inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the mucous coat that lines the stomach. Over time, Gastritis can lease to your digestion becoming disrupted often and overall fatigue and is as common as the cold or the flu, making it easy to contract and difficult to live with.

When it comes to how you contract it, the list is a very long one. Things like consuming alcohol, over-the-counter medications, smoking cigarettes and just being generally stressed are all things that are thought to cause this disease. So what are the symptoms and how do you know if you have it?

Most often people experience a myriad of symptoms. The following are just a few: nausea, vomiting, bloating, indigestion, hiccups, general loss of appetite. Luckily, you can cure these symptoms by simply taking vitamins, antacids and avoiding spicy foods. If your symptoms do not dissipate, however, you will want to visit your doctor, who will likely recommend you take some antibiotics to get rid of the infection. Eating healthy foods and staying away from foods that are fried or processed is also likely to speed up your recovery time.

If you think you may be suffering from Gastritis, contact your doctor at West Gastroenterology Medical Group today and make an appointment. We can discover what it is that is causing you so much discomfort and get your stomach back to its healthiest state.