Life in the big city - it's always stressful. Improper diet, problems at work, lack of sleep - all this disrupts the body and almost inevitably leads to various diseases (they are more often called "diseases of civilization"). And today we will tell you about one of the most common "diseases of civilization" - chronic gastritis.
It so happened that the abdominal pain, heartburn and belching small few people care about - think, self-will, do not go to the doctor because of some heartburn. But these unpleasant feelings and are symptoms of chronic gastritis. Except that chronic gastritis is not so harmless as it seems. Firstly, it can cause stomach ulcers. Second, chronic gastritis is often accompanied by weakness and fatigue, which does not make life more enjoyable. Third, chronic gastritis can lead to cancer of the stomach (and they get sick every year about one million people worldwide)
Meanwhile, about 30 years ago, two Australian scientists have found that stress and unhealthy diet - not only or even the main cause of chronic gastritis. It turned out that in most cases of chronic gastritis caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. For several reasons, the body is just not able to cope with these bacteria, and therefore the disease becomes chronic. Over time, chronic gastritis if untreated, the disease progresses, first formed by erosion (damaged areas of mucous membrane) and then ulcers.
Fortunately, the fight against chronic gastritis is even possible, and modern medicine have to do a whole arsenal of tools. But the disease can be overcome only by destroying its cause - Helicobacter pylori.
What have the means to deal with gastritis? Firstly, antacids. Typically, such substances are converted into the acid water, and because there are quite a short time. Besides, in most cases they only eliminate the symptoms and do not act on the cause. Secondly, proton pump blockers. Drugs in this group of cells, inhibit the production of gastric hydrochloric acid, and therefore longer operating. Unfortunately, these drugs also do not affect the cause of the disease. Moreover, in some cases, long-term use of drugs alone kislotosnizhayuschih may even aggravate the situation