Gastritis treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions
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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my gastritis?
Yes. In some cases, a doctor on Maple can diagnose gastritis online by asking about your symptoms and ordering lab tests. They can also help you manage a previously diagnosed case of chronic gastritis. They can write necessary prescriptions, order tests, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.
Can I get a prescription on Maple?
Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or to have it delivered right to your door at no additional cost.
You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.
What is gastritis?
Gastritis is an inflammation of the protective lining of the stomach. It can be acute (sudden and severe) or chronic (long-term inflammation). It can be caused by the same bacteria that causes ulcers, bile reflux, regular use of certain pain relievers such as aspirin or NSAIDS (e.g. Advil/Ibuprofen, Naproxen), and drinking too much alcohol.
What are the symptoms of gastritis?
Gastritis symptoms include:
- Nausea or recurrent upset stomach
- Bloating and abdominal pain
- Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach or chest between meals
- Loss of appetite
How is gastritis treated?
Treatment for gastritis depends on its cause. If yours is caused by medication or alcohol, avoiding those substances may be enough to relieve the symptoms. Antibiotics can be used if bacteria is the cause. Proton pump inhibitors and other acid-reducing medications can help as well. The doctor will be able to advise you on the right course of treatment.
What is Maple?
With Maple, you can start talking to a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.
You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video. You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.
Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.
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