Gastritis Information

Gastritis is a condition, wherein, there is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Gastritis strikes suddenly in some people, while others develop it over a period of time. Medically termed as dyspepsia, this ailment causes pain in the upper abdomen. Generally, the same bacterium that causes stomach ulcer is responsible for gastritis as well. Though it is not a very serious problem, if left untreated, it might create long-term problem. There are several reasons for gastritis to occur. In the following lines, we have provided some of the causes and symptoms of gastritis.

Causes Of Gastritis

  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • High intake of spicy foods
  • Junk food
  • Food cooked in adulterated oil
  • Unhygienic conditions
  • Excessive consumption of caffeine
  • Excessive intake of alcohol
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Irregular or excessive eating
  • Wrong combination of foods
  • Habitual use of large quantities of condiments and sauces
  • Prolonged tensions
  • Certain drugs
  • Bile reflux disease

Symptoms Of Gastritis

  • Pain in stomach and head
  • Weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Unwillingness to eat
  • Problem in urinating
  • Depression
  • Heaviness in abdomen
  • Pyrosis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Sour tongue
  • Thick coat of sticky material over the tongue
  • Bad smell from mouth
  • Gnawing or burning ache or pain (indigestion) in upper abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Belching or bloating
  • A feeling of fullness in upper abdomen after eating
  • Weight loss
  • Ulcers

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