A to Z: Gastritisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about diseases and conditions of the stomach and digestive system.Gastritis, duodenitis, stomach, duodenum, H. pylori bacteria, abdominal pain, hematemesis, GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, indigestion, digestive system, chronic gastritis, acute gastritis10/11/201204/01/201909/02/2019fa67a6bf-1919-47d1-b687-bc52c4113764https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-gastritis.html/<p><em>May also be called: Gastritis; Acute Gastritis; Chronic Gastritis</em></p> <p>Gastritis is irritation and inflammation of the lining of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/">stomach</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>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 <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/peptic-ulcers.html/">peptic ulcers</a> and cause abdominal pain, nausea, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a>.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Some causes of gastritis disappear over time. Most cases of gastritis can be treated effectively with medications or lifestyle and diet changes.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Digestive SystemThe digestive process starts even before the first bite of food. Find out more about the digestive system and how our bodies break down and absorb the food we eat.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/f2005e0d-6586-4e09-94e7-65388be2bb40
Gastroesophageal RefluxWhen symptoms of heartburn or acid indigestion happen a lot, it could be gastroesophageal reflux (GER). And it can be a problem for kids - even newborns.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/gerd-reflux.html/e7bf2cbd-1676-4ca9-a5d4-5d70052c0344
Helicobacter pyloriH. pylori bacteria can cause digestive illnesses, including gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/h-pylori.html/de8ded73-3d39-47b3-a1ba-9404b2011122
Peptic UlcersMany people think that spicy foods cause ulcers, but the truth is that bacteria are the main culprit. Learn more about peptic ulcers.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/peptic-ulcers.html/d1fea5a9-4989-42dc-b240-dfd8be814e0d
UlcersDoctors once thought that stress, spicy foods, and alcohol caused most stomach ulcers. But ulcers are actually caused by a particular bacterial infection, by certain medications, or from smoking. Read all about ulcers.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ulcers.html/cd11f639-3444-47e4-ad4f-e614479a4f6a
Your Digestive SystemThe digestive system breaks down the food you eat. Learn how in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/digestive-system.html/2a59b1c6-c783-4de0-bb89-75a822f14849
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