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Dr. JOSE R. REYES MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
“A Case Study about Chronic
Gastritis”
Karen S. Evangelista
RN Heals

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Table of Contents
I. Introduction
II. History and Physical Examination
III. Gordon’s Need Assessment
IV. Pathophysiology
V. Laboratory Procedures/ Findings/ Implementation
VI. Drug Study
VII. Nursing Care Plan
VIII. Recommendation

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Dr. JOSE R. REYES MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER “A Case Study about Chronic Gastritis” Karen S. Evangelista RN Heals Table of Contents I. Introduction II. History and Physical Examination III. Gordon’s Need Assessment IV. Pathophysiology V. Laboratory Procedures/ Findings/ Implementation VI. Drug Study VII. Nursing Care Plan VIII. Recommendation INTRODUCTION The human stomach, especially in this country, is almost always overburdened by overeating and by eating in such a manner and under such conditions that digestion is retarded. Too frequent eating is as great source of gastric irritation as the habit of overfilling the stomach at each meal. While, perhaps overeating and eating food combinations that impede normal digestion may be regarded as the chief causes of chronic irritation of the stomach, the habits of eating in a hurry, failure to properly masticate the food, eating hot and cold foods, eating when fatigued, when emotionally stressed, when cold, and the practice of eating a hearty meal and returning immediately to work, impede the digestive process. All such abuses help to lay the ground work for disease of the stomach. While taking such stimulants as tea, coffee, and cocoa, and such narcotics as tobacco and alcohol contribute towards the causation of gastric impairment, the habit of using condiments is often worse. It should be understood that any act, habit, or indulgence that lowers functioning power, this is to say, a ...
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