Gastropathy is a medical term for stomach diseases, especially those which effects stomach’s mucosal lining. There are many types of gastropathy, some harmless and others more serious. If one have ongoing stomach problems, it’s best to have chechkup with doctor which will help to determine the underlying cause so that treatment can be made.
SYMPTOMS OF GASTROPATHY
Depending on the cause, gastropathy can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Fullness after meals
- Acid Reflux
- Food Regurgitation
- Chest Pain
Gastropathy has many possible causes. Conditions that sometimes lead to gastropathy include:
It is inflammation of the lining the stomach which is often caused by an infection of Helicobacter pylori.It can also arise from excessive alcohol consumption and certain medications. It can come on slowly or quickly and, when left untreated, may cause stomach ulcers.
It is a condition in which the stomach muscles do not properly push food through digestive tract. This means that the stomach can not empty itself, which can slow down or even stop the digestion process. When this happens,then there is feeling of extremely full and sick in stomach, even after eaten recently. Gastroparesis is often associated with neurological damage caused by chronic conditions, such as diabetes.
Gastroenteritis is another word for a stomach bug or stomach flu. It isusually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. It is commonly spread by tainted food or contact with the virus or bacteria from someone else with the condition.
It is a sore that develops on the mucosal lining of the stomach or upper part of small intestine, called the duodenum. They are usually caused by an H. pylori infection or overuse of medication.
It begins to grow in part of the stomach. Most stomach cancers are adenocarcinomas, which start forming in the innermost lining of the stomach.
PORTAL HYPERTENSIVE GASTROPATHY
Portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) is a complication of high blood pressure in portal veins, which carry blood to liver. This disrupts the flow of blood to stomach lining, leaving it vulnerable to damage. PHG is sometimes related to liver cirrhosis.
- H. pylori test.
- Upper gastrointestinal series.
- Gastric emptying study.
- Endoscopic ultrasound.
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR GASTROPATHY
Useful for bloating in abdomen with distension feeling in upper abdomen.There is fullness sensation in abdomen even after eating small food.It is given when there is feweling that small food makes mouthfull.
Useful for discomfort and indigestion with bloating around the waist and gas, especially after eating onions or garlic.There is heaviness feeling in lower abdomen.There is a craving of sweets and hot food.
Very helpful medicine for those who have difficulty in digestion and assimilation of many food.Thee is indigestion, heartburn, and ulcers which can occur after taking offensive foods.There is flatulence or sputtery diarrhea after taking milk or dairy products that leaves an empty feeling in the stomach.There is cravings for potatoes and sweets.
Nux vomica-It helps in relieving nausea and cramps from indigestion, especially after excessive eating of spicy foods or drinking of alcohol.
Useful in relieving gastric discomfort caused by eating too much fatty food, cakes and ice cream, with bloating, belching and slow digestion.
Most rcommended when person feels anxious, restless yet exhausted, and is worse from the smell and sight of food.There is burning pain in stomach and esophagus, which often is relieved by warmth and sitting up. Vomiting and diarrhea are possible.
Useful fpr burning pain in the stomach that feels better from eating ice cream or other cold, refreshing foods. There is craving for cold drinks, but often feels nauseous or vomits once liquids warm up in the stomach.There is tendency toward easy bleeding and sometimes develop stomach ulcers.
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