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Gastritis is a painful inflammation of the stomach lining. It has a number of causes. Gastritis and its symptoms can be relieved with treatment. Work with your doctor to find ways to treat your symptoms.
Acids may damage the stomach lining when the built-in defenses of the stomach don’t function as they should. The stomach lining can then become inflamed. When this occurs, it is called gastritis.
Gastritis has many causes. They may include:
Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria
Trauma from injuries, burns, or major surgery
Critical illness or autoimmune disorders
With gastritis, you may notice one or more of the following:
A burning feeling in your upper abdomen
Pain that occurs after eating certain foods
Gas or a bloated feeling in your stomach
Nausea with or without vomiting
Loss of appetitie