Gastritis is basically inflammation of the stomach lining. Inflammation of the stomach means that white blood cells shift toward the wall of the stomach as a response to a damage to the stomach. Gastritis does not indicate that there is stomach cancer or ulcer. There are many reasons of gastritis, such as drinking excessive alcohol, cigarette smoke, autoimmune disorders, infection with bacteria like Helicobacter pylori or prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Sometimes gastritis grows after major surgery, distressing injury, burns, or some serious infections. Some diseases, like autoimmune disorders, pernicious anaemia, and continual bile reflux, can also cause gastritis.
Lots of people have experienced gastritis at some point of their lives. Most of them recover from gastritis. Depending on the numerous reasons that affect stomach lining, gastritis indications may flare up from time to time. In general, gastritis is usually a normal, slightly troubling disease that responds well to common treatments. Very rare types of gastritis can be severe or even life threatening. Most serious case is internal bleeding, it should alert your health care provider to look for some serious underlying cause.
Some of the type of gastritis is:
- Acute gastritis (Gastritis happen suddenly)
- Chronic gastritis (Gastritis happen gradually)
- Stress gastritis
- Helicobacter pylori gastritis
- Autoimmune gastritis