Misconceptions About Stomach Disease

Stomach pain is a common disease but it is not difficult to treat. It is important that patients follow their doctor's instructions. Misunderstandings and mistakes will lead to complications such as stomach bleeding, stomach cancer ...
Drinking soda to ease the pain
Many people think that drinking milk or some soda mixed with a glass of water can reduce the pain of excess acid in the stomach. But this is only a temporary relief of pain, not a cure.
Therefore, continuous use not only leads to gastrointestinal disorders but also aggravates stomach disease due to untreated promptly


Just a blood test is enough
A blood test cannot provide enough information about the condition of the inside of the stomach, because a blood test only detects if you have Helicobacter pylori (HP).


Misconceptions About Stomach Disease


Therefore, for an accurate diagnosis, gastroscopy is required. This method also helps determine the location of the ulcer, its size as well as a mucosal sample for biopsy.
Stomach disease is not spread
We often think, stomach disease occurs due to inappropriate eating, stress, overwork ... and stomach disease is not contagious.
However, this view needs to be changed because the common cause of gastric disease is the spread of HP bacteria from the stool into the environment, then invading food and water to enter the human body and causing sick

In addition, studies also show that this bacteria is in saliva, root of the patient, so the habit of feeding children is an opportunity to spread HP bacteria.


Misconceptions About Stomach Disease


Only adults have stomach aches
Many people still believe that only adults can stomach pain due to indiscriminate eating and living. However, this disease is currently on the rise in children.
Children can get stomach problems right from kindergarten, even just a few months old, of which the most common age is 10-14 years old.
There are many causes of stomach pain in young children, but mainly due to eating and stress. In older children, they are forced to learn too much; for young children, they are forced to eat.
Parents love their children, find that their children don't eat enough portions, eat less, then force them to eat well, or push "eat too slowly, eat faster".
This makes the baby always worried when eating, not feeling delicious anymore. Stomach pain is the most common gastrointestinal disease in children.


Misconceptions About Stomach Disease


Among the children who came to the hospital due to dull abdominal pain, more than 50% were stomach pain. When children complain of pain, parents should take their children to the doctor early to detect the disease and timely treatment..

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