If you experience bloating, burping, vomiting, discomfort, and lack of appetite, you might have irritated and inflamed stomach lining— a condition known as gastritis.
The most common causes of gastritis are alcohol, medicines such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs, and the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Drinking too much alcohol, can wear down your stomach lining and make it more sensitive to the acidic gastric juices in the stomach. And according to research, aspirin can do the same or probably even worse because it can cause bleeding in your stomach’s lining.
Additionally, the H. pylori bacteria grows in the mucus layer of your stomach lining where it secretes ammonia to protect itself from its acidic environment. There, it penetrates the mucus layer and cause inflammation.
To relieve yourself from the symptom of gastritis, avoid trigger foods such as spicy foods, coffee, and alcohol.
As for the treatment, it depends on the cause of the gastritis— if it’s the H. pylori bacteria, you’ll need antibiotics, and if it’s too much aspirin, you’ll need acid suppressants.
Either way, you need to talk to your doctor.