Gastritis is a term used to describe a group of conditions with one thing in common: inflammation of the lining of your stomach. The inflammation of gastritis is often the result of infection with the same bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers. However, other factors — such as traumatic injury, regular use of certain pain relievers and alocohol — also can contribute to gastritis.Treatment of gastritis depends on the specific cause.
Acute gastritis caused by NSAIDs or alcohol may be relieved by stopping use of those substances. Chronic gastritis caused by H. pylori infection is treated by eradicating the bacteria. Most gastritis treatment plans also incorporate medications that treat stomach acid in order to reduce signs and symptoms you're experiencing and promote healing in your stomach.
What medication are they injecting your hip with, Cortisone ?
Are you on any other medications? You do not have to share if you are uncomfortable. I was just wondering.
Take care and hope your stomach starts to heal quickly.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 5/29/2009 6:55:04 AM (GMT-6)