Stomach (Abdominal) Lining Inflammation, Pain, Upset, Burning, Belching, Bloating and Nausea Caused by Gastritis

Gastritis means stomach lining inflammation. This inflammatory disease is categorized as acute or chronic, as in lasting for months or years. And chronic gastritis can lead to unfavorable protective stomach lining loss, so it’s cause needs to be discovered.

Gastritis typically causes abdominal pain and is frequently caused by a Helicobacter pylori infection. This is the same infection that causes peptic ulcers.

Some other symptoms you may experience with stomach inflammation gastritis are:

If you have hematemesis or black stools, then a more serious health issue may be in the works. So get with you health care provider ASAP.

H. pylori infection is not the only cause for your upset, burning, belching, bloating and nausea ordeal of gastritis. Another widespread cause of chronic gastritis digestive problem is prolonged use of NSAIDs. These gastritis causing pain relievers include:

Gastritis stomach lining inflammation may also be caused by:

Treatment depends on your particular cause. However, drugs that reduce or neutralize stomach acid, i.e antacids or proton pump inhibitors, may help relieve your abdominal pain symptoms in the short term.

Avoiding certain foods, beverages or medications may also offer relief for your stomach related burning, belching, bloating and nausea. And it’s suggested you eat certain types of food separately, like:

  • fruits alone
  • avoid combining proteins & starches
  • protein by itself or with green leafy vegetables

For alternative treatment of abdominal inflammation gastritis, you could try these dietary supplements:

  • large doses of vitamin A may reduce effects of erosive gastritis
  • vitamin B12 is helpful if you have prenicious anemia related atrophic gastritis
  • amino acid cysteine may speed healing for bleeding gastritis caused by NSAIDs
  • amino acid glutamine may protect against the development of stress caused gastritis
  • capsaicin ~ active ingredient in chili peppers may offer some protection while taking aspirin
  • antioxidants ~ vitamin C, beta-carotene combination may be beneficial for chronic atrophic gastritis

And for the health of it, don’t over employ aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and alcohol stomach irritants.