Gastritis — inflammation of the lining (inside) of the stomach. When inflammation of the duodenum becomes the so-called formed gastroduodenitis.
Gastritis and gastro — the most common diseases
The main cause of gastritis currently considered infected bacterium Helicobacter Pylori (Helicobacter pylori). About 85% of cases of gastritis there is
Less frequent is the so-called autoimmune gastritis — When
In addition, chronic gastritis may occur with chronic administration of drugs — especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (eg, aspirin).
What's going on?
Become infected with bacteria Helicobacter Pylori, usually children and young people. Through utensils, hygiene items, not disinfected endoscope and even kisses — with food and saliva — the microbe enters the mouth, and then instomach. Bacteria produce a variety of substances, which allows it to survive in acidic environments and components, damaging stomach. After passing through a layer of protective mucus it is attached to the epithelial cells (the inner surface) of antral (border with
The first attack of the disease usually catches people off guard. Suddenly, for no reason, no reason (usually an empty stomach and at night) there are sharp cramping pain in the upper abdomen, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Gastritis patients may also torturing heartburn or "sour" belching, fullness and heaviness in the stomach, coated tongue, constipation.
In many cases, chronic gastritis associated withHelicobacter Pylori, goes unnoticed to the patient without causing any discomfort.