Gastritis, or inflammation of the lining tissues of the stomach, can be either acute (coming on suddenly) or chronic (causing symptoms over a long period of time). Symptoms include upper abdominal, or epigastric pain, and burning and heartburn. The pain may get worse with eating. Nausea and vomiting sometimes occur along with the pain. Symptoms of chronic gastritis include
- feelings of fullness,
- weight loss, and
Bloating, belching, and loss of appetite are other common symptoms and signs.
Causes of gastritis
The two major causes of gastritis are infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Excessive consumption of alcohol can cause gastritis. Other causes include other infectious agents, autoimmune diseases, diseases like Crohn's disease, sarcoidosis, and isolated granulomatosis gastritis.
Other gastritis symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Burning
- Abdominal Pain
- Epigastric Pain
- Loss of Appetite
- Weight Loss
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