Gastritis is described as an irritation, inflammation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach which can be caused by several factors. According to the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, gastritis affects 20%-26% of the Australian population. Gastritis primarily affects those between the ages of 15-50.
Rather than being a singular disease, gastritis is a condition that can have a number of causes. Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes ulcers, is a common cause of gastritis. Other risk factors include excessive alcohol intake, medications, stress, radiation for cancer treatment, autoimmune diseases, and some medical procedures. No matter the cause, pain, or discomfort in the upper portion of the abdomen is one of the most common symptoms of gastritis. Gastritis is not always symptomatic. Even when symptoms do occur, they can differ from person to person. The symptoms most frequently experienced include indigestion, nausea, lack of appetite, vomiting, discomfort, or upper abdominal pain. When physicians find the specific underlying reason for a patient’s gastritis, they focus first on resolving the primary cause. With the underlying problem resolved, treatments for gastritis can improve the patient’s well-being quickly.
Solve.Care’s Care.Wallet can be configured to help patients with gastritis in managing their health. Through the Care.Card, patients will be able to find the right healthcare provider for them, schedule appointments immediately, and book a ride to get to the appointment, in the event that an in-person consultation is required. It will also help to simplify access to all the insurance details, coverage, and procedure costs. Care.Wallet has everything conveniently accessible in one place!
With Care.Wallet patients can get important support and coordination in gastritis treatment from their healthcare providers without requiring a hospital appointment. The ‘How Are You Feeling Today’ (HAYFT) Care.Card is a comprehensive feedback tool that can be used to record patients’ health changes, provide treatment feedback, and get a quick reply from doctors.
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