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What Is Gastritis?

Gastritis is an inflammation. irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute) or gradually (chronic).

What Causes Gastritis?

Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting. stress, or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. It may also be caused by any of the following:

  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) : A bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach ; without treatment, the infection can lead to ulcers. and in some people, stomach cancer .
  • Bile reflux: A backflow of bile into the stomach from the bile tract (that connects to the liver and gallbladder )
  • Infections caused by bacteria and viruses

If gastritis is left untreated, it can lead to a severe loss of blood and may increase the risk of developing stomach cancer .

What Are the Symptoms of Gastritis?

Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals, and in many people there are no symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include:

How Is Gastritis Diagnosed?

To diagnose gastritis, your doctor will review your personal and family medical history, perform a thorough physical evaluation, and may recommend any of the following tests:

  • Upper endoscopy . An endoscope. a thin tube containing a tiny camera, is inserted through your mouth and down into your stomach to look at the stomach lining. The doctor will check for inflammation and may perform a biopsy. a procedure in which a tiny sample of tissue is removed and then sent to a laboratory for analysis.
  • Blood tests. The doctor may perform various blood tests, such as checking your red blood cell count to determine whether you have anemia. which means that you do not have enough red blood cells. He or she can also screen for H. pylori infection and pernicious anemia with blood tests.
  • Fecal occult blood test (stool test) . This test checks for the presence of blood in your stool, a possible sign of gastritis.


What Is the Treatment for Gastritis?

Treatment for gastritis usually involves:

  • Taking antacids and other drugs (such as proton pump inhibitors or H-2 blockers) to reduce stomach acid
  • Avoiding hot and spicy foods
  • For gastritis caused by H. pylori infection, your doctor will prescribe a regimen of several antibiotics plus an acid blocking drug (used for heartburn )
  • If the gastritis is caused by pernicious anemia. B12 vitamin shots will be given.
  • Eliminating irritating foods from your diet such as lactose from dairy or gluten from wheat

Once the underlying problem disappears, the gastritis usually does, too.

You should talk to your doctor before stopping any medicine or starting any gastritis treatment on your own.

What Is the Prognosis for Gastritis?

Most people with gastritis improve quickly once treatment has begun.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on September 11, 2016



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Superior Pump 93015 – 1/2 HP Cast Iron Sewage Pump System (2″)

Complete Sewage Pump System
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Submersible Sewage/Ejector Pump w/ Tether Float Switch
Ideal for average waste removal

Thermally Protected, 1/2 HP Split Capacitor Motor
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Q: In our garage remodel project, there will be a 50 foot run from the output of the sewage sump pump to our 4″ drain in the crawl space of the house proper. The first 3 feet will be vertical. The rest will be gently downhill.

I like the idea of a pump that grinds the sewage so that there aren’t large chunks of sewage trundling along that long, very slight down hill run – chunks that might decide to stop and block ‘traffic’.

Is this pump in the grinder category? If not, am I obsessing over a potential blockage that would never happen -making this a fine pump for the 3/4 bathroom in our garage remodel?
by John W from Alabama on August 15, 2013

A: Thank you for your interest in Sump Pumps Direct. 99.9% of the time, a standard sewage pump like the one inside the Superior model 93015 will be more than sufficient to handle an extra basement bathroom application. The 50 foot (3′ vertical and approx. 47′ horizontal) run will not be a problem. Standard sewage pumps will easily handle the human waste and toilet paper and you should not experience any issues providing the system is installed correctly. The problems that you could run into would be if someone is flushing other things down the toilet that shouldn’t be. At that point, you could experience a jammed impeller at the pump.
If you have additional questions, please let me know.
by Jim, Product Expert

Q: Hello-We are building a new house with a small footprint. As such our second bathroom is in our basement. We would like to install a pump to remove sewage and shower water. What would you recomend? The bathroom will mainly be used for occasional guests. Laundry water will be independent. Does it vent with a standard vent stack, we certainly dont want a stinky basement. HELP
by John S Anderson from New York on May 09, 2012

A: The Superior Pump model 93015 1/2 HP Cast Iron Sewage Pump System or Bur-Cam 4/10 HP Heavy Duty Cast Iron Sewage Pump System, model 400419T would be an ideal set-up for your application. It comes with everything you need with the exception of the PVC discharge and venting pipe. For safe and secure operation for venting, it is required to use schedule 40 pipe or heavier. This is required by the UPC (Universal Plumbing Code) and is for your safety. Venting should be through the roof of the building unless otherwise noted by you local or state codes.
by Jim, Product Expert

Q: I currently have a sump pump in my basement with 2″ discharge. I would like to add a bathroom in the basement that is below the street level sewer line by about 5-6 feet. I have a sump pump well that is below floor level by about 2 feet. What would work to accomplish this need. Would a lift ginder/lift pump work in place of the sump for the clothes washer and would it pump out the sewage effectively?
by Ed Walker from West Virginia on November 13, 2011

A: Your sump pump will always work independantly of your sewage pump and the Superior model 93015 Cast Iron Sewage Pump system or the Little Giant Model WCSS50 – 4/10 HP Cast Iron Sewage Pump System would be a good choice to handle the new bathroom. Ideally, something similiar to a Wayne Model SYLT30 – 1/3 HP Pre-Assembled Laundry Tray System would also be installed to handle the laundry water as standard sump and sewage pumps are not designed to handle the chemicals associated with laundry applications and will void your warranty for sump and sewage pumps. That being said, if you are against installing a seperate laundry system, the sewage system would tolerate the laundry application better than the sump pump.
by Jim, Product Expert

Solution To Basement Renovation

When public sewer was added to the area, they failed to put the sewer below the concrete slab. This system not only saved the day (now have sewage in all the basement) for creating more living space. Was easy to install and works great. I am hoping to get many years of service out of it.

Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, I’d Buy It Again

Cons: Bad Instructions

Richard Recommends This Superior Pump Product


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