Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. Gastritis is either acute or chronic.
Acute Gastritis:It is sudden in onset and is characterized by inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It causes severe pain, and can be caused due to bacterial and viral infections and due to the side effects of NSAIDs.
Chronic Gastritis: Slow in onset, chronic gastritis is the inflammation of the stomach lining. Excessive caffeine, alcohol, and certain infections can cause chronic gastritis.
Symptoms include nausea,indigestion,upper abdominal pain,loss of appetite,belching,bloating and weight loss. Gastritis can be a symptom of an underlying disease like H. pylori infection, bile reflux disease, pernicious anemia, autoimmune gastritis, and others.
Generally, antacids, H2 Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibiters are prescribed for gastritis. In Homeopathy, the underlying cause along with the constitutional predisposition of the patient is taken into consideration and treatment is prescribed. It helps relieve pain , distress and other annoying symptoms associated with the given problem.