What is gastritis?


Gastritis is a stomach lining inflammation. Due to some injury, white blood cells enter into the stomach. Gastritis is not a cancer or ulcer. There can be acute and chronic gastritis.  Gastritis can be caused by many things. Mostly gastritis is caused by bacteria i.e. Helicobacter pylori, which is responsible for causing stomach ulcer. Other risk factors for gastritis include:

In many cases gastritis develops in patients who had undergone some surgery, infections, burns and traumatic injury. Gastritis also develops in those persons who have a surgery for weight loss that result in digestive tract reconstruction. A gastritis symptom follows abdominal pain, discomfort, vomiting and nausea.

Doctors usually carry on gastritis diagnosis based on gastritis symptoms in patient using endoscopy. A gastritis treatment need drug to reduce the stomach’s acid causing irritation in stomach.


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  1. […] Gastritis is caused by bacterial infections. Helicobacter pylori cause infection of chronic gastritis for which gastritis treatment is necessary. H.pylori affects the lining of stomach and can produce stomach cancer. This bacterium is transmitted from person to person through contaminated food and water. Poor sanitation conditions also cause gastritis symptoms. […]