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Treatment for atrophic gastritis, once properly diagnosed, does not require hospitalization. Treatment is home based. Medications can be prescribed in order to inhibit the secretion of gastric acid, and additional antibiotics will be necessary if infection with the Helicobacter spp bacteria is suspected. If vomiting persists, prokinetic agents (designed to enhance muscle activity in the gastrointestinal tract) may be prescribed as well.
Necessary medications will need to be administered regularly – long-term antacid therapy may be required. Use caution with medications known to worsen gastritis, such as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
As there is no known cause exactly for this form of gastritis, there is no known prevention method. Owners of susceptible breeds, namely the Norwegian Lundehunde, should be aware of and alert for symptoms.
To slow something down or cause it to stop
A type of slime that is made up of certain salts, cells, or leukocytes
A type of ravenous appetite that causes animals to eat or lick at strange substances
The examination of the stomach with an endoscope
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
Anything having to do with the stomach
A medical condition in which the stomach becomes inflamed
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.