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In this video, Dr. Huntoon discusses what your symptoms indicate and what you should be aware of when making a choice with your health.

Having any symptom is NOT NORMAL. Understanding what the symptom means and supporting balance within the body is prudent for health.

Having Gastritis is a symptom of a BIGGER PROBLEM.  Do NOT Suppress your symptoms with medications known to have harmful side-effect.

Dr. Huntoon is ready to help you heal when you are.

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Gastritis

Gastritis is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach.

How Is Gastritis Diagnosed?

To diagnose gastritis, your doctor will review your personal and family medical history, perform a thorough physical evaluation, and may recommend any of the following tests:

  • Upper endoscopy. An endoscope, a thin tube containing a tiny camera, is inserted through your mouth and down into your stomach to look at the stomach lining. The doctor will check for inflammation and may perform a biopsy, a procedure in which a tiny sample of tissue is removed and then sent to a laboratory for analysis.
  • Blood tests. The doctor may perform various blood tests, such as checking your red blood cell count to determine whether you have anemia, which means that you do not have enough red blood cells. He or she can also screen for H. pylori infection and pernicious anemia with blood tests.
  • Fecal occult blood test (stool test). This test checks for the presence of blood in your stool, a possible sign of gastritis.

Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Gastritis?

Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals, and in many people there are no symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include:

  • Nausea or recurrent upset stomach
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night
  • Hiccups
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material
  • Black, tarry stools

Of Note: Each of these symptoms, although they affect the stomach, are actually an indication of Gallbladder irritation.  This should be addressed to help fully resolve this uncomfortable condition and is why most Gastritis seems to be chronic in nature.

Causes

What Causes Gastritis?

Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to

  • excessive alcohol use,
  • chronic vomiting,
  • stress, or
  • the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs.

It may also be caused by any of the following:

  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori): A bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach; without treatment, the infection can lead to ulcers, and in some people, stomach cancer.
  • Bile reflux: A backflow of bile into the stomach from the bile tract (that connects to the liver and gallbladder)
  • Infections caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites

If gastritis is left untreated, it can lead to a severe loss of blood and may increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.

Of Note: Each of these causes, although they affect the stomach, are actually an indication of Gallbladder irritation.  This should be addressed to help fully resolve this uncomfortable condition and is why most Gastritis seems to be chronic in nature.

Traditional Medical Treatment Options

Treatment for Gastritis usually involves:

  • Taking antacids and other drugs (such as proton pump inhibitors or H-2 blockers) to reduce stomach acid
  • Avoiding hot and spicy foods
  • For gastritis caused by H. pylori infection, your doctor will prescribe a regimen of several antibiotics plus an acid blocking drug (used for heartburn)
  • If the gastritis is caused by pernicious anemia, B12 vitamin shots will be given.
  • Eliminating irritating foods from your diet such as lactose from dairy or gluten from wheat

Once the underlying irritation disappears, the gastritis usually does, too.  Except the CAUSE has not been addressed.  So expect it to come back.

You should talk to your doctor before stopping any medicine or starting any gastritis treatment on your own.

Dr. Huntoon's Alternative Medical Treatment Options

Conservative Care First

Dr. Huntoon has 27 years of experience addressing the CAUSE of Gastritis and fully resolving this challenging condition.  By addressing all the different components that contribute to the CAUSE, supports the final resolution of this condition, Once And For ALL. 

Billy Stone 2 years ago
"I have been visiting Dr. Huntoon for over a month in order to understand and conquer my stomach disease. Dr. Huntoon is an easy to talk to and understand person who will help you overcome any situation you are dealing with. If you are are struggling with any medical problem, Dr. Huntoon is sure to help if you really willing to give it chance. He was able to help me, so he can help you."  
Working with a Holistic Chiropractor who has experience in addressing this annoying condition is warranted.  Understanding what is causing your Gastritis is important.  Discussing expectations and the time commitment necessary is vital before beginning care.  Developing a well-rounded, multifaceted approach to address all the components causing your Gastritis is prudent.  Understanding what your role in getting well must be understood if you are going to get well.  
Many people have also benefited from acupuncture, homeopathy and Naturopathy.
The Medical Perspective

What Is the Medical Treatment for Gastritis?

Treatment for gastritis usually involves:

  • Taking antacids and other drugs (such as proton pump inhibitors or H-2 blockers) to reduce stomach acid
  • Avoiding hot and spicy foods
  • For gastritis caused by H. pylori infection, your doctor will prescribe a regimen of several antibiotics plus an acid blocking drug (used for heartburn)  Be sure to address the complications of antibiotic treatment once the antibiotics are over.
  • If the gastritis is caused by pernicious anemia, B12 vitamin shots will be given.
  • Eliminating irritating foods from your diet such as lactose from dairy or gluten from wheat

Once the underlying problem disappears, the gastritis usually does, too.

You should talk to your doctor before stopping any medicine or starting any gastritis treatment on your own.

Medicines Two Choices for You

Your Solution

The condition may respond well to treatment, or it may develop into a chronic condition if the underlying cause cannot be corrected.  That is why it is important to talk with your Holistic Chiropractor before doing anything else.  This is the best form of care to restore health to your body.

Dr. Huntoon has 27 years of experience addressing the CAUSE of Gastritis and fully resolving this challenging condition.  By addressing all the different components that contribute to the CAUSE, supports the final resolution of this condition, Once And For ALL. 

Complications

Chronic Gastritis may occur if not properly addressed

Calling your health care provider

Call your health care provider if symptoms recur or do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.

What Is the Prognosis for Gastritis?

Most people with Gastritis improve quickly once proper treatment for the CAUSE has begun.

Prevention

Working with a Holistic Chiropractor to develop a healthy life-style is wise.  Dr. Huntoon will teach you how to prevent this condition going forward after he has effectively remedied your condition fully.

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