Digestive system cancers
Information about digestive system cancers from leading Australian health organisations.
Gastritis occurs when the cells lining the stomach become inflamed, but often it has no symptoms. Find out here about its causes, treatments and more.
You can have gastritis without symptoms, but some people may experience pain in the stomach, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and burping. You can find out more by reading information from our trusted sources.
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.
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.
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles around your stomach don’t work properly. Although gastroparesis cannot be cured, the symptoms can be relieved.
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.
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.
Duodenal ulcers are a common cause of abdominal pain but they can be treated. Learn what causes duodenal ulcers and how best to deal with them.