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How common is gastritis or stomach inflammation in young patients (early 20's)?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not uncommon

Certain things might make gastritis more common in a 20 year old, including alcohol use / abuse and use or over use of anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxyn, etc.
..) some times an infection is to blame. Other times genetics play a role. A doctor can help identify why gastritis is there and begin to treat it.

In brief: Not uncommon

Certain things might make gastritis more common in a 20 year old, including alcohol use / abuse and use or over use of anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxyn, etc.
..) some times an infection is to blame. Other times genetics play a role. A doctor can help identify why gastritis is there and begin to treat it.
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