Several types of chronic gastritis exist, and they can have different causes:
- Type A is caused by your immune system destroying stomach cells. And it can increase your risk of vitamin deficiencies, anemia, and cancer.
- Type B, the most common type, is caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria, and can cause stomach ulcers, intestinal ulcers, and cancer.
- Type C is caused by chemical irritants like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), alcohol, or bile. And it can also cause stomach lining erosion and bleeding.
Other types of gastritis include giant hypertrophic gastritis, which can be related to protein deficiencies. There is also eosinophilic gastritis, which can happen alongside other allergic conditions like asthma or eczema.
Chronic gastritis doesn’t always result in symptoms. But people who do have symptoms often experience:
The following can irritate the lining of your stomach and lead to chronic gastritis:
- long-term use of certain medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen
- excessive alcohol consumption
- the presence of H. pylori bacteria
- certain illnesses, such as diabetes or kidney failure
- a weakened immune system
- persistent, intense stress that also affects the immune system
- bile flowing into the stomach, or bile reflux
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