Inflammation in the lining of the stomach. This may be caused by multiple factors such as bacteria (Helicobacter Pylori) and medications such as aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs. Alcohol use has also been linked to the development of gastritis. It comes with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting (which could be clear, green, yellow, blood streaked, or completely bloody depending on severity), frequent burping, bloating, loss of appetite, and unexplained weight loss. It can be diagnosed through blood tests, urinalysis, stool sample, x-rays, ECG’s, endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopy. Over-the-counter antacids can relieve mild forms of gastritis.
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