Chronic gastritis

Anatoli Silajev Comments 0 15th February 2012
Chronic gastritis

Chronic gastritis causes inflammation of the stomach mucosa. Besides, in some cases, it affects deeper layers too. It is also a widespread disease accounting for about thirty-five per cent of all digestive system disorders and eighty to eighty-five per cent of all stomach abnormalities.


It is sometimes a further development of acute gastritis. However, it usually develops under the influence of various exogenous factors. They include:

  • long-lasting or repeated periods of improper nutrition,
  • spicy and rough food,
  • boiling food,
  • insufficient mastication,
  • junk food,
  • immoderate drinking, powerful drinks – alcoholic gastritis.

Treatment of chronic gastritis

Indeed, low-quality food (protein, iron and vitamin deficiency) may cause chronic gastritis. Also, continuous and uncontrolled treatment by stomach-irritating medicines (Salicylas, Butadiene, Prednisolone, some antibiotics, Sulfanilamide) may cause damage. Besides, industrial hazardous substances (plumbous compounds, powdered coal, metal dust, etc.) lead to gastritis. Moreover, diseases causing tissue hypoxia (chronic circulation insufficiency, pneumo-sclerosis, anaemia) damage the mucosa. Endogenic intoxications are negative factors in gout or kidney disorder (the stomach mucosa discharges urea, uric acid, indole, skatole, etc.). Toxins during infectious diseases or when having a local chronic nidus (the so-called eliminative chronic gastritis), hereditary predisposition, etc., may cause this disease.


To sum up, chronic conditions like cholecystitis, appendicitis, colitis and other digestive system disorders accompany seventy-five per cent of all cases.