Atrophic Gastritis

What Causes Atrophic Gastritis?

In order to deal properly with atrophic gastritis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow atrophic gastritis to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind atrophic gastritis consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to atrophic gastritis.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause.

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of atrophic gastritis.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate digestive problems, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you been diagnosed with Atrophic Gastritis? This a reduction in the number of functioning stomach cells, seen mainly in the elderly.
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No, it has been ruled out
→ Yes, but no serious damage to stomach lining
→ Yes, my stomach lining has been seriously damaged
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either not having atrophic gastritis or atrophic gastritis, The Analyst™ will consider or rule out various possibilities.
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