GASTRITIS
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal bloating Abdominal burning Abdominal discomfort
Appetite - loss Belching Breathing - smells
Chest - pain Constipation Defecation - stool black
Diarrhea Dizziness Head - ache
Heart - beat increase Heart - burn Hiccups    
Indigestion Mental depression Mouth - bad taste
Nausea Saliva - increased Skin - pale (pallor)
Sweating Tongue - coated Urination - scanty
Vomiting    
  Description
Gastritis is an inflammation of the mucus-lined barrier that protects the walls of the stomach.

There are many causes of gastritis. Most common are:

• Infection of the stomach with Helicobacter pylori bacteria;

• The use of medication such as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirins;

• Alcohol;

• Smoking; and

• Stress.

Acute gastritis can take a short time while chronic gastritis can last for months or even years.
   Diagnosis
After a physical exam, a doctor can determine the causes of gastritis based on the following tests:

- Test for Helicobacter pylori bacteria.

- Blood and stool tests to rule out other possible diseases.

- Endoscopy.

- Barium swallow (or upper gastrointestinal series).
   More information:
Gastritis Treatment
Gastritis Healthcare Centers
 

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