Doctor insights on: What causes gastritis in adults

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What causes gastritis?

What causes gastritis?

List: Acid,
infections (h pylori),
chemicals (alcohol),
autoimmune (your own immune system
attacking the stomach lining),
drugs
are some of the most common causes. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more


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What causes gastritis?

What causes gastritis?

Sirestomach: Gastritis can be caused by multgiple mechanisms. The most common cause os onjestion of irritanta such as achohol or Aspirin which inflame the stomach lining. But be care full gastritis can be mistaken for srious problems as well. If symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does gastritis cause so much pain?

Why does gastritis cause so much pain?

Inflammation: Make sure of diagnosis, i.e. Not ulcer etc. See md, meds will help. ...Read more

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Can fasting or not eating on time cause gastritis?

Can fasting or not eating on time cause gastritis?

Yes: Your stomach continues receiving gastric acid whether you eat or not. Food intake helps buffer against that acidity, so if you don't eat, the gastric acid will irritate your stomach and cause inflammation, what is known as gastritis. Anything that increases this acidity, I.e, medications, anxiety, alcohol, etc worsens the inflammation. Not eating on time can aggravate temporary. ...Read more

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With gastritis what causes me to have constant hunger??

With gastritis what causes me to have constant hunger??

Gastritis: Gastritis typically does not cause hunger. In fact it usually causes the opposite:
●Pain in the upper belly
●Feeling bloated, or feeling full after eating a small amount of food
●Decreased appetite
●Nausea or vomiting
Vomiting blood, or having black-colored bowel movements
●Feeling more tired than usual – This happens if people with gastritis get a condition called “anemia. ...Read more

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Can eating excessively causes gastritis? And how long to heal?

That depends: On what your eating mostly. Certain foods will cause an increased risk of gastritis. Eating in excess can cause obesity, and on a rare occasion an increase in acid secretion that may lead to a gastritis, but overeating in general is not a major risk factor for gastritis. ...Read more

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Can dayquil cause gastritis?

Yes: 5% of dayquil users have been found to report gastritis/stomach inflammation as a side effect or adverse reaction ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause headache?

No: On the other hand nausea and vomiting are very commonly associated with migraines and may be mistaken for " gastritis". ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause diarrhoea?

Does gastritis cause diarrhoea?

No: Diahrrhoea is a phenomenon related to the presence of liquid stool in the small intestine. As the liquid passes the terminal ileum and cecum most of the liquid is readsorbed so that the partially liquefied stool in the ascending colon converts to solid stool as it reaches the transverse and left colon where all fluid should be removed. If the water is not resorbed diarrhea forms. ...Read more

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Does Amiodarone cause gastritis?

Amiodarone: Nausea, vomiting and pancreatitis are listed as adverse reactions to this medication. ...Read more

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Can stress really cause gastritis?

Can stress really cause gastritis?

Yes: Among other causes, high stress levels can lead to disruption of the mucus layer that protects your stomach tissues from the acid secreted by cells lining your stomach. In turn, stomach acid can damage your stomach. So can other irritants like alcohol. ...Read more

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Could gastritis cause appendicitis?

No: Gastritis is a phenomenon of hellicobactor unless caused by agents such as alcohol. Gastritis for the most part remains a problem in the stomach which has to be brought under control locally. ...Read more

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What usually causes chronic gastritis?

Anything that is hur: Any strong irritant can cause gastritis. If it is continued for long time, the gastritis becomes chronic. Common causes are frequent alcohol use, chronic pain medication with drugs like Aspirin or motrin. Then there is a common infection with a bacteria called h. Pylori which requires using a several weeks long course of antibiotics, best done under the guidance of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of gastritis in diabetes?

What is the cause of gastritis in diabetes?

Same as nondiabetic: With advancing diabetes, gastroparesis (stomach does not move/function well) can predispose to gastritis. Other causes are same as nondiabetic: helicobacter pylori (bacteria), alcoholism, chronic use of antiinflammatory drugs/chemo, bile reflux, even stress can cause chronic gastritis symptoms and removing the cause will allow healing in few wks, with good nutrition. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes me to get gastritis and esophagitis?

What causes me to get gastritis and esophagitis?

Acid: Most likely culprit is stomach acid. However, bile from the intestine can also cause inflammation in the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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Can having gastritis cause you to not lose weight?

Can having gastritis cause you to not lose weight?

I don't think so but: I don't know how or why having gastritis would directly prevent weight loss. The best way to lose weight is a healthy diet (ideally low in sugars and starches) & exercise. If gastritis somehow prevented you from eating healthy foods it could be a factor, but you should be able to eat healthy even with gastritis. However, gastritis is an inflammatory condition & inflammation may contribute to obesity. ...Read more