Your GP may recommend one or more of the following tests:
pylori bacterial infection see below
Many people become infected with H. pylori bacteria and don't realise it. These stomach infections are common and don'tusually cause symptoms.
However, an H. pylori infection can sometimes cause recurring bouts of indigestion, as the bacteria can cause inflammation of the stomach lining.
This sort of gastritis is more common in older age groups and is usually the cause of chronic (persistent) non-erosive cases.
An H. pylori stomach infection is usually lifelong, unless it's treated with eradication therapy (see below).
Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed after it's been damaged. It's a common condition with a wide range of causes.
Many people with gastritis caused by a bacterial infection don't have any symptoms. In other cases, gastritis can cause: Indigestion gnawing or burningstomach pain nausea and vomiting feeling f
If you haveindigestion and stomach pain, you can try treating this yourself with changes to your diet and lifestyle, or with a number of different over-the-counter medications, such as antacids . See
Your GP may recommend one or more of the following tests: a stool test to check for infection or bleeding from the stomach a breath test forHelicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection this involves d
Treatment aims to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach to relieve symptoms, allowing the stomach lining to heal and to tackle any underlying cause. You may be able to treat gastritis yourself, de
Chronic gastritis increases your risk of developing: astomach ulcer polyps (small growths) in your stomach tumours in your stomach, which may or may not be cancerous