An “Itis” anywhere in the body means inflammation. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach.
This inflammation results in the destruction of the upper layer of cells of the stomach lining. Erosion of this protective layer opens the underlying layers of the stomach vulnerable to damage – from the enzymes and acid of the stomach itself which can effect gastric functions.
Gastritis has many causes. Recent research has found that the majority of cases is due to bacteria which grows in the mucous secreting cells of the lining. Chronic gastritis develops gradually and can come from certain drugs that irritate the stomach lining (especially the non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSIDs) as well as infections both bacterial and viral.
But gastritis is actually a symptom, not a disease. Stomach problems are all symptoms of an unhealthy digestive system.. Finding out the cause of this problem and you will be able to treat it.
Here are some symptoms of digestive problems:
Bowel movements less than two times a day
Embarrassing gas or cramping
Straining or having time to read while sitting on the toilet
Relying on store-bought laxatives or stool softeners
Poop that’s hard, ball-shaped, stringy, covered in mucus or is yellowish or greenish
Having to wipe more than once after going to the bathroom
A protruding stomach that feels heavy all the time
Retaining water and bloating
A bowel that feels irritated all the time
Feeling sick to your stomach after meals
Feeling tired when you first wake up in the morning
Here is a video by Dr. Eric Berg telling you about you digestive system. It’s called Your Digestive System and How it Works. It is very informative. It will tell you which of these digestive symptoms goes with what part of the digestive system.
There are a lot of good information about your digestive system and how it works that might give you a better insight into what is happening with you. Do watch it. Yes, its about the gallbladder, but goes into lots of other information. You and Your Gallbladder
Can it be caused by inflammation? Read out article on Chronic Inflammation.
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