Digestive System Disorders

Expert reports about Digestive System Disorders


INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE GASTRITIS DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is gastritis during pregnancy?

Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Often, it is diagnosed and managed as gastroenteritis, which includes not only the stomach but the intestines as well. The main two causes of gastritis are infection with the bacterial species Helicobacter pylori, which causes ulcers, and the use of a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Gastritis also can be caused by irritation with various agents, such as alcohol, and by chronic vomiting, plus there are medications other than NSAIDs that can irritate the stomach lining. However, H. pylori and NSAIDs are the most significant causes for healthy young people, such as pregnant women. On the other hand, for gastroenteritis, there is a range of infectious causes, both bacterial and viral. The typical “stomach flu,” for instance, is viral gastroenteritis.


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