Gastritis is a group of medical issues that have inflammation of the lining of the stomach.
It may start suddenly or appear slowly over time. Gastritis is often easily treated. Some may develop ulcers and other problems due to damage to lining of stomach.
The inflammation of gastritis is most often the result of infection with the same bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers. Regular use of certain pain relievers and drinking too much alcohol can also contribute to gastritis.
Causes of acute gastritis include any of the following:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin
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