Launched gastritis may develop into gastric cancer. If untreated, the disease is not limited only to the ulcer.
This was told by the doctor-gastroenterologist of Alexander Mashkevich. She stressed that completely cure chronic gastritis is impossible, reports the observer.
“But we have to work on yourself and lead a healthy lifestyle, just to control the symptoms. Remember that to detect this disease in its early stages is impossible, because she is asymptomatic. For the development of symptoms – abdominal pain, nausea, irritability, and even skin rashes – should pass not a day or a month or even one year. The disease begins long before we feel it“, – said Machkevitch.
The doctor recalled that the gastritis is also the first stage in the development of gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers. In turn, the ulcer faces a variety of serious problems, from anemia and internal bleeding, before the appearance of malignant neoplasms in the stomach.
“To avoid cancer, the Europeans recommend every three to five years to do a gastroscopyto understand what is happening in the stomach and if there are no major changes,” said Mashkevich.