If the acute phase of inflammation of the stomach and duodenal mucosa is replaced by periods when the symptoms of the disease disappear or weaken, a chronic gastroduodenitis is diagnosed, the remission can last about a month, it is called incomplete. But if the endoscopic examination shows that the described pathology does not in any way affect the normal vital activity of the body, it is said about a complete cure. What do you need to know about those who have chronic gastroduodenitis in remission? What factors can trigger a relapse? How long can the asymptomatic course of the indicated disease be? All this in the article.
The duration of each phase of the disease for each patient is different. Exacerbation can occur for several reasons:
- Firstly, it is believed that in many ways the stage of chronic gastroduodenitis depends on the times of the year, the remission lasts during winter and summer, and in the spring and autumn there are exacerbations. In the spring avitaminosis often develops, in the autumn there is an abundance of vegetables and fruits with coarse fiber. These two factors are capable of provoking damage to the gastrointestinal mucosa.
- Secondly, most often the originator of gastroduodenitis is the person himself. Abuse of alcohol and cigarettes often causes damage to the stomach and intestinal mucosa. Abnormal eating, overeating, constant stress, eating too hot food or eating too cold food - all this is fraught.
- Thirdly, any other ailments that can weaken immunity are dangerous. Against this background, any stimulus becomes dangerous.
The aggravation also lasts for all in different ways. Much depends on the type of lesion of the mucosa. The shortest period has superficial chronic gastroduodenitis, remission is able to occur with proper treatment on the eighth day. The most dangerous - erosive gastroduodenitis, in the remission phase in this case, he can go and a month and a half. It all depends on how the patient behaves, whether he observes the recommendations of the gastroenterologist, whether he adheres to a strict sparing diet.
How to distinguish the exacerbation of gastroduodenitis from the stage of remission?
An ordinary person can distinguish the acute phase from remission by characteristic symptoms. So, for example, usually an exacerbation begins with the appearance of a strong pain syndrome. Painful sensations can be disposed differently. And here it depends on the variety of gastroduodenitis. But they invariably affect the epigastric zone, can be given to the right or left side, to concentrate around the navel.
Adherence to bed rest causes strong nausea, vomiting, a feeling of heaviness, fatigue, fatigue. The pain passes through seven days, if the correct medicament preparations are taken, but for another two weeks the patient feels discomfort when probing the abdomen.
When can I talk about the remission of chronic gastroduodenitis?
Two factors speak about the beginning of the described phenomenon:
- The pains noticeably abate or disappear altogether. They can come back sometimes, but their character is no longer acute, but aching, dull.
- Endoscopy shows the presence of mucosal inflammation, but it does not prevent a person from fully living and working.
In the presence of individual symptoms( heartburn, bloating, flatulence), which are expressed in a muffled form, it is said about incomplete remission of gastroduodenitis. If the disease does not manifest itself in itself, it is possible to diagnose complete remission. It will be as long as the patient can protect himself from bad habits, and accustom himself to adhere to proper nutrition.