Table of Contents
- Gastritis facts
- What is gastritis?
- What causes gastritis?
- What are the symptoms of gastritis?
- How is gastritis diagnosed?
- What OTC and prescription medications treat gastritis?
- What home remedies are available to treat gastritis?
- What foods reduce stop H. pylori growth and or soothe gastritis symptoms?
- What foods aggravate gastritis symptoms?
- What are the complications of gastritis?
- What is the prognosis of gastritis?
- How is gastritis prevented?
What is gastritis?
Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Unfortunately, the term "gastritis" has been misused to include many different upper abdominal problems, but true gastritis refers to the stomach lining (gastric mucosa) that is inflamed. All or part of the gastric mucosa may be involved. Gastritis may be classified as acute or chronic.
- Acute gastritis maybe characterized as erosive (damaged areas where mucosal cells are disrupted or missing) and nonerosive.
- Chronic gastritis is determined by histopathology (appearance of the gastric mucosa) with symptoms lasting a long time. There is no widely accepted classification system although some have been proposed.
This article will focus on true gastritis. Gastritis has many causes, but most causes result in similar symptoms. This has leads to some confusion and is the reason why many health-care professionals now consider the term "gastritis" as a non-specific description of a cluster of symptoms. Continue Reading
Marcus, A., MD. "Chronic Gastritis." Medscape. Dec 19,2014
NutritionMD. "Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease: Nutritional Considerations."
Oregon State University, Linus Puling Pauling Institute, Micronutrient Information Center. "Flavonoids."
University of Maryland Medical Center. Gastritis. Aug 15, 2013
Univeristy of Michigan; Integrative Medicine. "Healing Foods Pyramid™"
Wehbi, M. MD. "Acute Gastritis." Medscape. Sep 18,2014
Subscribe to MedicineNet's Newsletters
Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!