Gastritis is a common disease in which the lining of the stomach gets inflamed. The disease might be acute (i.e., there are few visible symptoms and it passes in a few days) or chronic (i.e., it lasts more than a few days) (may stay in the body unnoticed for a long time, but complicate later on).
While gastritis can be mild and heal on its own, treatment may be necessary depending on the etiology and symptoms.
Any medical word that ends in “itis” refers to organ inflammation. The stomach lining is surprisingly delicate, despite producing acid and moving a lot of food around. As a result, too much acid or alkali in your diet, too much alcohol, a meal with strong spices or anything you’re allergic to, or a specific bacterium like helicobacter can all cause gastritis, or inflammation of the stomach lining.
Gastritis is a histological condition that may also be diagnosed during an endoscopy.
Surgery for gastritis is no longer frequent, although it is still required in rare cases.
It’s important to remember that the best antacid is the right food. It helps to neutralize gastric acid and offers relief.