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What is Gastritis?
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What is gastritis?

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach, which can cause a great deal of irritation and discomfort.

Gastritis can be acute (sudden onset) or chronic (occurs gradually over time), but the effects are basically the same - an irritated stomach lining that causes pain, sometimes quite severe. Severe pain normally indicates that there is quite a lot of damage of the stomach lining and this needs to be treated quickly to prevent further damage and complications.

If gastritis becomes too severe or does not heal properly, it can cause ulceration of the stomach lining, which eventually can erode the lining and cause a peptic (or gastric) ulcer, which is a more serious condition.


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  Last reviewed: 10 November 2007 || Last updated: 27 January 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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