Control Gastritis With Help From Dr. Vivian Asamoah
Patients suffering from gastritis in Katy, TX can find relief for acute and chronic conditions with a comprehensive wellness plan from Dr. Vivian Asamoah. Gastritis is an umbrella term that includes several conditions that cause stomach lining inflammation. Because it is so broad, there isn’t a standardized plan that benefits every patient. While there might be a common theme to overcoming gastritis symptoms, your health plan should be customized for the best possible outcome. Dr. Asamoah is committed to providing the personalized attention your condition deserves.
What Is Gastritis?
A gastritis diagnosis is a broad category referring to conditions that cause inflammation of the stomach lining. As a practice specializing in gastroenterology, we focus on determining each patient’s unique source of their illness. Some individuals may experience a sudden onset, known as acute gastritis, while others may have a condition that develops slowly over time and gets worse, called chronic gastritis. The most frequent cause of gastritis is an infection with the same bacterium that causes stomach ulcers. However, anything that weakens or injures the protective stomach lining, enabling digestive juices to affect the stomach wall, can be a source of gastritis. Other potential causes include:
- Inflammatory conditions, such as Crohn’s disease
- Regular use of NSAID pain relievers, including ibuprofen and naproxen sodium
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Autoimmune conditions
- Radiation treatment and chemotherapy drugs
Common Gastritis Symptoms
Not every patient will have visible gastritis symptoms, which can mean the disease progresses without a diagnosis, increasing the risk of developing stomach cancer or another illness. Reducing alcohol consumption and NSAID doses and lowering stress are steps to help minimize your chances of developing gastritis. Noticeable symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- A feeling of indigestion in the upper abdomen that gets worse or improves when eating
- Feeling full in the upper abdomen after eating
We Offer Comprehensive Gastritis Diagnosis Procedures
It’s critical that individuals showing any symptoms of a medical condition seek professional help from a board-certified physician. Dr. Asamoah focuses on gastrointestinal conditions and uses a variety of procedures and tests to diagnose conditions accurately. Your condition must be appropriately diagnosed and treated to prevent further complications, such as unhealthy weight loss or stomach cancer. We use conventional and alternative medical techniques to deliver a holistic approach to wellness. Considering all aspects of your physical and mental health ensures we can serve you with the best care for your condition. In addition to an in-depth interview about your symptoms and health, gastritis diagnosis typically includes an endoscopy.
A Personalized Health Plan Designed for You
Using functional medicine to treat disease and illness is the future of medicine. Our goal is to address your entire condition, not just the symptoms that are causing discomfort. By doing so, you will feel better and embrace your individualized care plan knowing there is a brighter future ahead and you don’t have to continue living hampered by illness and pain. Medications can play a role in alleviating gastritis symptoms and offer healing. In addition to medicine, other parts of the program might include:
- Dietary recommendations
- Nutritional guidance
- Lifestyle changes
- Exercise suggestions
- Stress-relief therapy
We Serve Katy, TX Patients With Gastritis
Dr. Vivian Asamoah is experienced in uncovering gastritis causes in patients of all ages in Katy, TX. Her office is located in the Zazen building behind the Katy Mills AMC, and all care and most of the testing can be completed here in the welcoming and comforting environment of the practice. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. The office is open on Saturdays for pre-scheduled visits only. Requesting an appointment through our website is easy using our online form. It’s time to take control of your gastritis condition.