What is the definition of Chronic Erosive Gastritis?
Chronic erosive gastritis is a recurrent, or persistent inflammation of the mucosal lining of the stomach characterized by several ulcer-like lesions. Chronic erosive gastritis is often caused by the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers, Helicobacter pylori, overuse of pain medications, or drinking too much alcohol.
What are the symptoms for Chronic Erosive Gastritis?
Symptoms of chronic erosive gastritis may include a feeling of fullness in the stomach, loss of appetite, weakness, gnawing or burning stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach bleeding, and anemia.
What are the current treatments for Chronic Erosive Gastritis?
Treatment for chronic erosive gastritis may include the use of antacids; H2 blocker drugs (acid blockers), Zantac (ranitidine), Tagamet (cimetidine), Pepcid (famotidine), and nizatidine (Axid AR); Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy with antibiotics, such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), amoxicillin, or metronidazole (Flagyl); proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole (Priolosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), esomeprazole (Nexium), dexlansoprazole (Dexilant), and pantoprazole (Protonix); a diet that avoids irritating foods; avoiding alcohol, and stress management.