After analyzing your symptoms and clinical history, your doctor will order a series of tests to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other conditions that could contribute to your discomfort.
The most common tests include:
- Blood, stool, or breath test to check for Helicobacter pylori infection.
- Endoscopy to observe the digestive tract and take a tissue biopsy to analyze in the laboratory.
- Abdominal X-rays.
The treatment to be followed is established according to the direct cause of gastritis, but usually includes the following:
- Antibiotics: if the cause is Helicobacter pylori infection, you will be prescribed several antibiotics since it is usually a bacteria resistant to various drugs.
- Antacids: they block acid production, helping damaged tissue to heal.
- Immediate-acting antacids: they quickly alkalinize stomach acid, relieving discomfort, but do not attack the direct cause.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.