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Gastritis

  • What is Gastritis?

    Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. It can be either acute, with severe attacks that last for a couple of days, or it can be chronic, with long-term nausea and appetite loss. If not treated, Gastritis can result in severe complications.

  • There are many possible causes for Gastritis and these may include:

    • After surgery, burns or traumatic injury
    • Excessive alcohol consumption
    • Infection caused by Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori), a bacteria found in the lining of the stomach, which can weaken the protective coating and therefore result in the digestive juices reaching the stomach lining
    • Long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as aspirin and ibuprofen
    • Stress and chronic vomiting (observed in bulimia cases)
  • In the majority of cases, gastritis may not result in any symptoms. The most common symptoms of Gastritis include:

    • Black stool due to blood in the bowel actions
    • Blood in your vomit
    • Burning feeling in the upper abdomen
    • Hiccups
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea and indigestion
    • Pain in the upper abdomen
    • Vomiting
    • Weight loss
  • The treatment of Gastritis depends on the cause of your condition. Your doctor will assess your condition and suggest the treatments that suit you best, and these include:

    • Acid control medications to neutralise acid levels in the stomach
    • Antibiotics to kill the bacteria if you are infected with H. Pylori
    • Painkillers, such as those containing Acetaminophen
    • Anaemia
    • Dehydration
    • Kidney problems
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Ulcers and scarring
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    • Ang Cheng Nee Benny

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Gastroenterology Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #09-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67330519
    • Chee Eng Nam Alexius

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Alexius Chee Gastroenterology & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #05-09
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
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      6734 3343
    • Cheng Jun

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Cheng Jun Gastroenterology & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #15-06
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6732 2282
    • Cheong Wei Kuen

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Wk Cheong Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67340716/673
    • Chia Chung King

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Gutcare Digestive.Liver.Endoscopy Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-58
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
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      67343435
    • Chua Tju Siang

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Chua Tju Siang Gastrointestinal Endoscopy And Liver Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #10-07
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
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      6235 6136
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      Chua Tju Siang Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & Liver Centre
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      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-44
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
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      6268 8360
    • Eric Wee Wei Loong

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      Nobel Gastroenterology Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-39
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      Singapore 329563
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      6694 0764
    • Fernandes Mark Lee

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Gutcare Digestive.Liver.Endoscopy Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-58
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      67343435
    • Guan Richard

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      Clinic:
      Medical Clinic 1
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-02
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67388868
    • Ho Kok Tong

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Ho Kok Tong Gastro & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-15
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
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      67322113

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