An acute or chronic irritation, inflammation, erosion or infection of the stomach lining. Gastritis often occurs as part of other diseases such as gastric erosion and gastric ulcer.
Causes of Gastritis And Gastric Erosion
Causes include: excess stomach acid caused by heavy drinking, smoking or overeating (especially foods that are not digested easily), bacterial infection, viral infection (may be contagious), adverse reaction to alcohol, caffeine or drugs and unknown (sometimes).
Signs and Symptoms of Gastritis And Gastric Erosion
Symptoms include: abdominal pain, cramps, black stools, vomiting (occasionally), appetite loss, fever, weakness, swollen abdomen, sharp, dull or annoying pain in the chest, acid taste , mild nausea ,diarrhea (rare), belching or gas.
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Medical Content Last Updated on 07/12/2008
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