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Gastritis Mind Map

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Gastritis is a condition where the protective lining of the stomach becomes inflamed, irritated or eroded. Gastritis comes in two forms: acute (which occurs suddenly) and chronic (which develops over time) gastritis. A third, and less common, form is erosive gastritis.

Several factors can cause gastritis to develop in a person, or increase the chance of it developing.

  • A stomach weakness may lead to digestive juices to damage and inflame it.
  • Gastrointestinal bacterial infections, such as Helicobater pylori (H pylori). This infection is typically transmitted via other people, or contaminated food and water.
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Smoking
  • Drug and narcotics use
  • Old age

Untreated chronic gastritis can last anywhere from a few weeks to years. More severe, acute gastritis typically lasts 2 to 10 days. Symptoms of gastritis may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion

Erosive gastritis symptoms may include:

  • Vomiting blood
  • Black stool

It is generally recommended that gastritis patients avoid alcohol, tobacco, and spicy food.

Gastritis Mind Map

A condition like Gastritis can be complex. A mind map is a useful tool that breaks down the condition into various parts. This allows us to study each one in isolation to understand how the condition works as a whole.

Crucial elements that should be covered in the mind maps include:

Gastritis symptoms

Common symptoms of gastritis include:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach bloating
  • Appetite loss
  • Hiccups

Erosive gastritis symptoms may include:

  • Vomiting blood
  • Black stool
Gastritis diet A doctor may require gastritis patients to follow certain dietary requirements, the most common being to avoid spicy foods, caffeinated drinks, carbonated drinks, fried food, high-fat dairy products, and alcohol.
Gastritis treatment Antacids and proton pump inhibitors
  • These block the cells that create stomach acid.
  • Exercise caution when using these - high doses may lead to side effects which include an increased risk of bone fractures.
Antibiotics and heartburn medicine (famotidine)
  • This is used to combat gastritis caused by H pylori.
Acute gastritis vs chronic gastritis Acute gastritis
  • Occurs suddenly due to an infection, but symptoms last a couple of days to weeks.
  • Only simple treatment is required to cure acute gastritis.
Chronic gastritis
  • Long-term damage to the stomach lining, often from Hpylori, will lead to chronic gastritis.
Gastritis pathophysiology
  • Gastritis is a condition where the protective lining of the stomach becomes inflamed, irritated or eroded. Gastritis comes in two forms: acute (which occurs suddenly) and chronic (which develops over time) gastritis. A third, and less common, form is erosive gastritis.
  • Gastritis is commonly caused by bacterial infections (H pylori), but can also be transmitted via other people, or contaminated food and water.
Gastritis risk factors Bacterial infections
  • People more vulnerable to bacterial infections include smokers and drinkers, as well as those with poor dietary habits.
Old age
  • The stomach lining will thin with age, making older individuals more vulnerable to gastritis.
Alcoholism
  • Excessive alcohol consumption will lead to the irritation and eroding of one’s stomach lining, which increases the risk of gastritis.
Stress
  • Especially from injury, surgery, or severe infections.
Gastritis diagnosis Upper endoscopy
  • A long tube with a camera lens at one end is inserted into your mouth and down into your stomach. The doctor will examine your stomach lining for any inflammation or irritation.
  • A biopsy (where a tissue sample is removed and examined in a laboratory) may be performed for a more accurate diagnosis.
Blood and fecal test
  • These are used to identify the presence of bacteria (H pylori), or anemia (the lack of red blood cells), both of which are possible indicators of gastritis.

Here are six examples of gastritis mind maps created on MindMaster.

Gastritis Causes
Gastritis Treatments

The first two mind maps shown are much more condensed. They provide a very focused look at the different factors that make up and cause gastritis, as well as the treatments required to combat it.

Gastritis Pathophysiology
Gastritis Epidemiology
Gastritis Physiological Processes

The next three mind maps are much more detailed, especially in the pathophysiology branch. Here, we really get to understand the physiological processes associated with gastritis in greater detail.

Gastritis Mind Map

The last mind map provides a thorough look at all of the branches relating to gastritis, with the added benefit of having data to assist one’s understanding of the condition.

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