Causes of chronic gastritis are:
Chronic gastritis could also occur in idiopathic form (the cause cannot be determined).
Chronic gastritis is an inflammation of the mucosa (lining) of the stomach which persists for a prolonged period of time, and thus leads to abdominal pain.
Causes of chronic gastritis are nutritive factors, alcohol consumption, the presence of Helicobacter pylori, smoking, certain medication, poisoning at the workplace, fungal gastritis, hypovitaminosis, etc.
Some of the symptoms of chronic gastritis are: pain in the epigastric region (upper abdomen), loss of appetite, weight loss, heartburn, indigestion, bloating, etc. You should immediately refer to a medical professional if: you are vomiting blood, you have a very rapid heartbeat or other mentioned symptoms.
Chronic gastritis is diagnosed by doing: test for Helicobacter pylori, full blood count and fibrogastroscopy.
Treatment without medication: adjusting oneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s diet, in order to include all fruits and vegetables, foods high in probiotics, lean meats (low fat), beans, tofu, as well as whole grain, fiber rich foods, etc. Treatment with medication: antacids, including calcium carbonate, etc.