Gastritis commonly refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach, but the term is often used to cover a variety of symptoms resulting from stomach lining inflammation and symptoms of burning or discomfort. True gastritis comes in several forms and is diagnosed using a combination of tests. In the 1990s, scientists discovered that the main cause of true gastritis is infection from a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Nursing Diagnosis for Gastritis: Imbalanced Nutrition Less Than Body Requirements
Expected outcomes are:
- stable weight,
- laboratory values: normal albumin,
- no nausea and vomiting,
- body weight within normal limits,
- normal bowel sounds.
Nursing Interventions Imbalanced Nutrition Less Than Body Requirements - Gastritis:
- assess food intake,
- weight measured regularly,
- provide oral care on a regular basis,
- encourage clients to eat little but often,
- provide food in warm,
- auscultation of bowel sounds,
- examine food preferences,
- supervised laboratory tests such as hemoglobin, hematocrit, albumin.