Gastritis

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What is gastritis?

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It may be come on suddenly (acute gastritis) or may be a chronic inflammation that persists for a long time.

Common symptoms reported by people with gastritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for gastritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
150
Tried for
gastritis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Ranitidine OTC)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
gastritis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Tagamet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
gastritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
140
Tried for
gastritis (1)

Data from patients with gastritis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gastritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastritis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
bacterial overgrowth syndrome
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
gastritis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Ranitidine OTC)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
gastritis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Tagamet)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
gastritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastritis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
gastritis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gastritis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has gastritis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 352 say gastritis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 92
30s 256
40s 239
50s 234
60s 154
70+ 50

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 267
Female 775

These charts show data from gastritis patients who have completed their condition history
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