Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute) or gradually (chronic).Complications may include bleeding, stomach ulcers, and stomach tumors.The two major causes of gastritis are:
1) a bacterium named Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori,
2) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
However, there are many other causes like other infectious agents, autoimmune problems, diseases like Crohn’s disease, sarcoidosis, and isolated granulomatosis gastritis.
- Nausea or recurrent upset stomach
- Abdominal bloating
- Abdominal pain
- Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night
- Loss of appetite
- Vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material
- Black, tarry stools.