Appetite - loss
Breathing - smells
Chest - pain
Defecation - stool black
Head - ache
Heart - beat increase
Heart - burn
Mouth - bad taste
Saliva - increased
Skin - pale (pallor)
Tongue - coated
Urination - scanty
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;
• Smoking; and
Acute gastritis can take a short time while chronic gastritis can last for months or even years.
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.
- Barium swallow (or upper gastrointestinal series).
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