What is Gastritis?

Gastritis is a condition that causes inflammation and swelling on the lining of the stomach.  There can be less severe cases that produce no visible symptoms.  When they do appear however, they can include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting.

The stomach can also be affected by gastritis in the form of bleeding.  A bleeding stomach can also cause vomiting of blood or discolored material.  This problem can generally correct itself, but there can be chronic cases where the symptoms last for years.

Patients who have a high risk of developing gastritis are heavy consumers of alcohol or specific medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen.   In less common scenarios, gastritis can also be caused by extreme stress or autoimmune disorders.

It is important to seek prompt treatment from a professional upon experiencing a gastritis-related symptom.  Southern California Medical Gastroenterology Group offers the most comprehensive solutions for moderate to severe cases.

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