Study on the Awareness of the Risk Factors Causing Gastritis Among the University Students in Malaysia and the Role of Upper GI Endoscopy

Premkumar Daivasikamani1*, Suresh2, Khoo Wei Chin1, Khoo Chun Yik1, Ang Shang En1 & Kodeesh Kanna Mona Kanna1

1Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Semiling, Kedah, Malaysia
2Consultant Gastroenterologist, Al Hilal Hospital, Muharraq, Bahrain

Dr. Premkumar Daivasikamani, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Semiling, Kedah, Malaysia.

Keywords: Student; Gastritis; Endoscopy; H.pylori; Dyspepsia; Smoking; Esophagitis; Magnified Views Endoscopy


Common cause of gastritis is due to the infection of Helicobacter Pylori infection producing the inflammation of the gastric mucosa. The other risk factors are medication, stress, radiation, bile reflux, consumption of spicy or starchy food, sedentary life and drinking alcohol and irregular meals. Gastritis is believed to be present in 30% to 50% of the population. Gastritis is diagnosed clinically and if complications arise by endoscopy. If patient complaints of dyspepsia endoscopy must be done to rule out gastric carcinoma. Gastritis is common in females and in the age between 21 to 23years. More common in Chinese students and doing medicine course. Sometimes there may not be a particular cause for them to develop gastritis.

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