Gastritis Specialist

William E Pullano, M.D. -  - Gastroenterology

William E Pullano, M.D.

Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Simply stated, don’t ignore abdominal discomfort and pain, because doing so can lead to further, perhaps worse, issues. William E. Pullano, MD, a leading gastroenterologist and internal medicine physician practicing on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, provides expert diagnosis and treatment for gastritis or other medical issues that are causing you discomfort. To learn more about gastritis diagnosis or treatment, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Gastritis Q & A

What is gastritis?

Gastritis is a condition that affects the health and functioning of your stomach. Inside the stomach, a protective lining is made up of glands that produce stomach acids and enzymes that work together to break down and digest food.

When you have gastritis, this lining gets inflamed, increasingly cutting into the production of these acids and enzymes. This also makes the lining less and less protective, allowing the walls of your stomach to decay.

In most cases, gastritis starts suddenly and lasts for only a short period. However, there are cases where chronic gastritis can wreak havoc on your stomach for years, putting your health and wellness on the line.

In chronic cases, the stomach lining can erode enough to leave shallow breaks, where ulcers and deep sores can develop. 

Are there treatments for gastritis?

Yes! A gastroenterologist treats gastritis with medication that combats inflammation of the stomach lining and helps the regulation and production of the enzymes and acids in the stomach for better function.

Dr. Pullano can accurately diagnose and treat gastritis and ensure these drugs are working in the best possible way to cure this condition.

What causes gastritis?

Gastritis can have a multitude of causes, individually or in tandem, and you can avoid many of them. A few common causes of this gastrointestinal condition are:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Use of cocaine
  • Radiation exposure
  • Bile reflux
  • Stress caused by injury

 

These issues cause the stomach to get inflamed, kickstarting gastritis. Preventing the inflammation from developing can keep you from getting or worsening the pain of gastritis.

How do I know if I have gastritis?

When your stomach starts to deteriorate, it can cause pain in your upper abdomen. You can feel pain anywhere from the chest to the hips. Gastritis can also mark its presence in other ways, such as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or feeling faint
  • Red blood in vomit
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Red blood in the stool
  • Weakness
  • Paleness


If you think you are suffering from gastritis, contact Dr. Pullano. The team at his William E. Pullano, MD practice can help you find comfort again with safe and effective treatment. Call today or schedule an appointment online to get relief from these symptoms.