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Learn more about Gastritis

Medically Reviewed By:

Aiko Yoshioka


in our Medical Expert Team

Content updated on Apr 25, 2022

What is gastritis?

A condition where the surface lining of the stomach is damaged, causing abdominal pain and discomfort. Causes include stress, binge-eating, excessive alcohol intake, and infection with the bacteria H. pylori.

Related symptoms

  • Upper central abdominal pain

  • Upset tummy / upper abdominal discomfort

  • Heartburn; painful burning feeling in the chest or throat

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Abdominal discomfort

  • Abdominal pain

Treatment information

Treatment involves helping the stomach to heal. The doctor may prescribe drugs to reduce gastric acid levels, and antibiotics to kill the bacteria H.pylori. Some patients may find relief through lifestyle changes like regular meal patterns, avoiding alcohol and spicy food, and stopping medicines that affect the stomach lining.

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