Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that can live in the stomach and eventually cause ulcers and gastritis. It's more common in developing countries.
What causes gastritis?
Gastritis can be caused by drugs, bacterial infections, alcohol and stress. You can find out more about the causes of gastritis by reading information from our trusted partners.
Treatment of gastritis depends on its causes, but can include antibiotics and antacids. You may be advised to alter your diet. You can find out more about treatments for gastritis by reading information from our trusted partner sources.
Gastritis occurs when your stomach lining becomes inflamed (swollen and red). It can last for a short time or it can last a long time. Find out more about what medicines to take to relieve the symptoms.
Stomach ulcers occur in the lining of your stomach. Although they are common and can be treated, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and get diagnosed early.
Stomach cancer, commonest in men over 50, doesn’t always have symptoms. You might reduce your risk of stomach cancer by making changes to your diet.