Hongxue (pseudonym) is an ordinary middle-aged woman. After marriage, she has always been the backbone of the family. She has to take care of the elderly and worry about children. She is also the backbone of the unit. Often three meals a day, working overtime and staying up late, the pressure is very high. Career and family have consumed a lot of her time and energy.
Since June 2019, Hongxue began to feel uncomfortable in her body. The palms of the hands and the soles of the feet are beginning to be afraid of the cold. In summer, I wear slippers and a cotton pad. I have to drink some hot water on a hot day.
I thought that forbearance would pass, and it was delayed until February this year. Started to have bitter taste, bad breath, and white phlegm every day. Stomach, always hot, uncomfortable, heartburn. And every day is like carrying a mountain, especially tired. I ate too much, and my stomach was a little bit bloated. When I woke up in the morning, not long after the first bowel movement, and then the second time, I always felt that the anus was a little loose and the discharge was not clean.
In desperation, I had to go to the local hospital for examination. In the end, the doctor found that it was chronic gastritis with erosion after gastroscopy and pathological examination, and had been infected with Helicobacter pylori.
Helicobacter pylori is a carcinogen that can cause chronic gastritis to flare down into atrophic gastritis, or gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Further attacks can lead to precancerous lesions, or even cancer.
What is chronic gastritis with erosions
Our stomachs digest food, and there are chickens, ducks and fishes in the food. For meat to be digested, it requires gastric acid and protease in the stomach. The main component of gastric acid is hydrochloric acid. Many people know that hydrochloric acid is one of the strong acids. Since it can digest the meat in our stomach, it may also digest ourselves. Therefore, in order to prevent this from happening, our stomach has more gastric mucosa, which can protect our stomach wall from the corrosion and damage of gastric acid.
However, if there are various reasons (such as Hp infection) that destroy the gastric mucosa, it may cause discomfort in the middle and upper abdomen, feel bloated after eating, and have Other symptoms, such as a burning sensation, may also be present. This is called chronic gastritis. During gastroscopy, if the report shows that the gastric mucosa still has congestion, edema, and some erosions, that is what we often hear of chronic gastritis with erosions.
Suffering from chronic gastritis, the following 7 points may be “bane”
1, Long-term heavy drinking. The occurrence of chronic gastritis and gastric ulcers in men is closely related to the damage caused by alcohol.
2, smoked foods and pickled foods are also a very important cause of chronic gastritis and even atrophic gastritis. Because pickled foods are very high in nitrite.
3, Eating some foods that are too spicy or too acidic may damage the gastric mucosa, but it must be excessive and long-term of.
4, Three meals, one hungry, one full. Originally, the stomach should work at this time, but if it does not work, the gastric acid in the stomach is secreted too much, and there is no food digestion, which will easily lead to damage to the gastric mucosa.
5, mood, many people’s chronic gastritis is due to long-term depression caused. For example, office workers with excessive mental stress, especially entrepreneurs. Emotions under high stress can lead to ischemia and hypoxia of the gastric mucosa, thereby increasing the secretion of gastric acid. This can damage the stomach lining for a long time.
6, Take some stimulant drugs. We commonly use some pain relievers, such as aspirin, diclofenac sodium, ibuprofen and other drugs, these drugs will stimulate our gastric mucosa, if taken for a long time, it will lead to the emergence of chronic gastritis.
7, Helicobacter pylori infection (commonly known as Hp infection), this bacteria is very common in our daily life. In addition to the six points mentioned above, there are various other reasons for the decline of your stomach’s resistance, which can easily lead to the symptoms of Helicobacter pylori infection.
Younger groups also need to be vigilant
I believe that many young and middle-aged people now have Hongxue (pseudonym) ) The same or even greater pressure, but also pay attention to your own body, chronic gastritis is harmful to a certain extent. If chronic gastritis has always existed, Helicobacter pylori has always existed, and Helicobacter pylori is a kind of carcinogen. Relevant data show that the number of new gastric cancer cases in my country is about 400,000 each year, of which the incidence of young people aged 19 to 35 has accounted for 5% of all cases, and this data continues to rise.