Gastritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation of the stomach lining. Though gastritis isn’t always a serious medical condition, chronic gastritis increases your risk of developing more serious medical issues such as a peptic ulcer or stomach cancer. At Gotham Gastroenterology, with locations throughout New York City in the Midtown East and Financial District neighborhoods of Manhattan, New York, and Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, the skilled gastroenterologists offer advanced diagnostic testing and treatment for gastritis. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your evaluation today.
Gastritis means inflammation of your stomach lining. You may develop gastritis from a number of causes.
Some of the most common causes of gastritis include:
You may also be at risk of developing gastritis if you drink excessive amounts of alcohol or you’re under too much stress. Risk of gastritis also increases as you get older. In addition to placing you at risk of developing peptic ulcer disease, gastritis may also increase your risk of stomach cancer.
Gastritis symptoms vary in type and severity. Common symptoms that may indicate gastritis include:
Though gastritis may be acute and something you can manage at home, if your pain is ongoing or you’re vomiting blood, contact Gotham Gastroenterology for an evaluation.
The skilled team at Gotham Gastroenterology performs an upper endoscopy to diagnose gastritis. During this diagnostic test, your provider inserts an endoscope (a thin, flexible, lighted camera) into your mouth and through your esophagus to your stomach to evaluate the lining.
During your endoscopy, your doctor may also perform a biopsy to further evaluate your tissue and determine the underlying cause of your inflammation.
Before your endoscopy, the team reviews your symptoms, medical history, and family history, and then performs a physical exam.
The team at Gotham Gastroenterology develops a personalized treatment plan for your gastritis based on the underlying cause.
Your treatment may include:
The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and see how you respond to treatment. They may repeat your endoscopy to check on the healing of your stomach lining.
For diagnosis and management of your gastritis, contact Gotham Gastroenterology by phone or book your appointment online today.