Your stomach lining has an important job. It makes acid and enzymes that help break down food so you can extract the nutrients you need. The lining also protects itself from acid damage by secreting mucus. But sometimes the lining gets inflamed and starts making less acid, enzymes and mucus. This type of inflammation is called gastritis, and it can cause long-term problems.
Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)1
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- Inflammation: Inflammation. Swelling of a tissue. It is part of the body’s response to tissue injury, irritation or damage. It is the body’s attempt at self-protection, and this2
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- Gastritis: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. Types include acute gastritis, acute stress gastritis, chronic erosive gastritis, and chronic non-erosive gastritis. Acute gastritis may occur as an adverse reaction
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- Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ nov2012/ feature2
- Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
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