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The way of treating gastritis vary because of different causes. Nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug or consummation of alcohol can make acute gastritis happen, according to that if consummation stops, gastritis stops also. Bacteria caused chronic gastritis is treated by reducing the number of  bacteria. But in the most cases gastritis is treated  in order to deal with stomach acid. 

Medications to treat stomach acid 

Infuriating the flesh and reddening in stomach acid, causes pain. Because of that almost all treatment of gastritis is based to neutralize and decrease stomach acid.

Antacids

They can be found in the form of tablet or liquid.(Maalox, Mylanta, others)

Acid blockers

If antacids do not work it is recommended to use some of the following drugs : cimetidine (Prilosec),  ranitidine (Prevaci ),  nizatidine (Aciphex ), famotidine (Nexium). 
                                                                                                                                 

Medications to shut down acid 'pumps'

These type of medicaments works in a way to shut down little pumps that works in cells that produce the acid. (omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex) and esomeprazole (Nexium).

Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection

To treat this infection doctors can combine a few antibiotics with  pump inhibitor. Antibiotics deals with bacteria and the proton pump inhibitor relieves pain, deals with soreness, and also can help with antibiotics efficiency.

Prevention

Here are some of good advices to down grade the risk of  Helicobacter pylori infection. Clever eating is very good if  gastritis occur as well as avoiding food that irritates and very spicy one. Boundary or complete stop of drinking alcohol, quiting of smoking and stop taking pills that can make gastritis and use ones containing acetaminophen.

Risk factors

Most common reasons for gastritis are :
H. pylori infection. Bacterial infection that can be found in people all over the world.

Customary using of  Nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug, as aspirin, for preventing heart attack or just to make headache go away, because constant use of  those medicaments irritates your stomach and brings gastritis.

Older age is the age when stomach problems occurs and older people have Helicobacter pylori infection or autoimmune disorders and that is the factor for gastritis.

Complications

If gastritis is not treated for some time it can complicate until soreness of stomach or stomach bleeding or even to stomach cancer. It is advisable to speak with your doctor if the symptoms do not go away even so you use some treatment for gastritis.



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