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Gastritis

Gastritis, or dyspepsia, is an inflammation of the stomach lining. The most common symptoms are upset stomach or pain. You may also experience belching, abdominal bloating, nausea, vomiting or a feeling of fullness or of burning in your stomach. Gastritis is usually a temporary condition that can be treated quickly and easily. Left untreated, however, gastritis can cause complications such as ulcers, bleeding in the stomach and increased risk of stomach cancer.

Jefferson gastroenterologists (physicians who specialize in the digestive system and its disorders) will give you a thorough evaluation to identify the underlying cause. Your physician will provide a personalized treatment plan that may include medications for bacterial infections or excess stomach acid. Your physician also may recommend you stop using certain anti-inflammatory drugs, alcohol or tobacco if they are found to be causing the inflammation of the stomach lining.