Gastritis has to be one of our most common complaints in everyday life. We've all experienced that burning pain in our stomachs at some point. Unfortunately, the term "gastritis" has been misused to include many different upper abdominal problems, but true gastritis refers to the stomach lining (gastric mucosa) that is inflamed. All or part of the gastric mucosa may be involved. Gastritis may be classified as acute or chronic. Acute gastritis maybe characterized as erosive (damaged areas where mucosal cells are disrupted or missing) and nonerosive. Whereas Chronic gastritis is determined by histopathology (appearance of the gastric mucosa) with symptoms lasting a long time. There is no widely accepted classification system although some have been proposed.
Although your doctor is likely to suspect gastritis after talking to you about your medical history , they may perform exams like tests for H. Pylori , X-ray of your upper digestive system & Endoscopy
Treatment of gastritis depends on the specific cause. Antibiotic medications to kill H. pylori , medications that block acid production and promote healing & to reduce acid production , Antacids that neutralize stomach acid
You may find some relief from signs and symptoms if you eat smaller, more-frequent meals , avoid irritating foods especially those that are spicy, acidic, fried or fatty & avoid alcohol.