Gastritis describes any condition that causes inflammation to the stomach lining. When gastritis appears suddenly, it is called acute gastritis, but when it develops slowly over the course of time, it is considered chronic gastritis.
The same type of bacteria that causes many stomach ulcers can also cause gastritis. While gastritis can be serious in some cases, it does usually get better with treatment and does not often cause any major complications.
- “I had a burning pain in the upper portion of my stomach, but it usually got better when I ate something.”
- “I felt extremely full, especially in my upper abdomen, after finishing a meal.”
- “I felt like I had symptoms of indigestion, and I was nauseous all the time.”