- Q What is indigestion?
Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a term used to describe one or more symptoms including a feeling of fullness during a meal, uncomfortable fullness after a meal, and burning or pain in the upper abdomen. Indigestion is common in adults and can... Full Answer
- Q Can gastritis be prevented?
Gastritis is caused most often by infection with the H. pylori bacteria, which as much as half of the population of the U.S. may carry. It usually does not cause symptoms. But there are other causes, such as injury, illness (including immune system... Full Answer
- Q How is gastritis treated?
Treatment for gastritis usually involves taking drugs to reduce stomach acid, which relieves the symptoms, and promotes healing. Avoidance of certain foods, beverages, or medicines may also be recommended. If your gastritis is caused by an infection,... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of gastritis?
Individuals with gastritis typically do not experience symptoms. Those who do experience feelings of indigestion such as stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, bloating, belching, losing weight, and upper stomach fullness following a meal. Full Answer
- Q How is gastritis diagnosed?
Gastritis is usually diagnosed based on your symptoms. Your doctor may order blood and stool tests to look for causes of the gastritis. In some situations, your doctor may perform an X-ray or endoscopy. Full Answer