May also be called: Gastritis; Acute Gastritis; Chronic Gastritis
Gastritis is irritation and inflammation of the lining of the stomach.
More to Know
Conditions that can cause irritation to the walls of the stomach include overuse
of some medications, alcohol, smoking, some diseases and conditions, abdominal injuries,
and some bacterial and viral infections. Gastritis can lead to peptic
ulcers and cause abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Keep in Mind
Some causes of gastritis disappear over time. Most cases of gastritis can be treated
effectively with medications or lifestyle and diet changes.
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