Gastritis with low acidity


Gastritis is one of the most common diseases of modern man. The development of the disease is promoted by improper lifestyle, unhealthy diet (snacks, eating dry), as well as stress and bad habits.

Gastritis- this is inflammation of the gastric mucosa. There are two main types of gastritis: with high acidity and low acidity.

Types of gastritis with low acidity

Gastritis with low acidity, like many other diseases, manifested in acute and chronic form.

Acute gastritismost often develops very quickly, characterized by acute pain and other acute symptoms. Acute gastritis can lead to an ulcer or go into a chronic form of gastritis.

Gastritis: symptoms

There are several types of acute gastritis:

  1. Simple (catarrhal) gastritis;
  2. Corrosive (erosive) gastritis;
  3. Phlegmonous gastritis (purulent inflammation of the stomach).

The degree of complexity of the disease goes from simple to phlegmonous. The latter can lead to death without medical intervention. There is still fibrinous gastritis, but very rarely, against the background of blood poisoning.

Acute gastritis with proper treatment takes no more than a week, but the recovery of the stomach takes place completely longer.

Chronic gastritismay be due to acute gastritis or develop independently. It is dangerous because for a long time a person does not know about him. After all, it is mostly asymptomatic.

There are several types of chronic gastritis:

  1. Type A gastritis (autoimmune gastritis);
  2. Gastritis type B;
  3. Type C gastritis (reflux gastritis);

The difference between these types lies in the cause of gastritis. What type of bacteria caused the chronicle in you can only be determined by the doctor according to the results of the examination.

Symptoms of gastritis with low acidity

Often, gastritis with low acidity begins asymptomatically. But soon there is a heaviness in the abdomen after eating, pain in the abdomen, nausea, belching, and sometimes vomiting and loss of appetite.

Symptoms of gastritis with low acidity depend on the form of the disease.

Common symptoms of gastritis

They are inherent in any type and any type of gastritis with low acidity. These include:

  • heaviness in the epigastric region,
  • general weakness
  • nausea, especially in the morning,
  • belching,
  • a grayish-white bloom on the tongue,

Lack of appetite for gastritis

  • severe dryness in the mouth, on the contrary salivation,
  • bad taste in the mouth
  • decreased appetite
  • rumbling in the stomach
  • problems with stools (constipation or diarrhea).

Symptoms of chronic gastritis with low acidity

  • bad taste in the mouth
  • nausea,
  • feeling of heaviness in the epigastric region,
  • salivation,
  • general weakness
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss,
  • signs of anemia.

Symptoms of chronic autoimmune gastritis

  • bad taste in the mouth
  • belching with a putrid odor,
  • feeling heavy after eating,
  • slight dull pain after eating,
  • nausea after eating,

Gastritis with low acidity: symptoms

  • decreased appetite
  • violation of the bowels (constipation or diarrhea),
  • abdominal distention and rumbling,
  • flatulence,
  • signs of anemia
  • deterioration of hair and nails,
  • general weakness
  • drowsiness,
  • irritability,
  • weight loss.

Chronic gastritis is almost impossible to cure.He proceeds with periodic remissions and exacerbations. Treat it at the acute stage. During remission, they follow a special diet, but the person no longer feels the symptoms and thinks that he has recovered. However, this is erroneous.

The exacerbation of chronic gastritis occurs twice a year (spring and autumn) or manifests itself in the wrong way of life: in violation of the diet, alcohol abuse and other bad habits.

Symptoms of acute gastritislow acidity

  • sharp sharp pains in a stomach (sometimes constant aching),
  • recurrent or persistent nausea (worse after eating),
  • feeling of heartburn after eating,
  • belching with a sour smell,
  • excessive salivation or dry mouth,
  • violation of the chair (constipation or diarrhea),
  • vomiting with a sour smell and taste (sometimes with mucus),
  • general weakness
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • excessive sweating
  • increased body temperature
  • tachycardia - palpitations,
  • lowering blood pressure.

Acute gastritis with low acidity

Acute erosive gastritis, in addition to these symptoms, accompanied by signs of gastric bleeding:

  • stomach ache;
  • heartburn,
  • belching,
  • vomiting blood
  • nausea,
  • the stool is dark, tar-like (speaking of internal bleeding).

Acute gastritis is best treated immediately, and not independently, but seek the help of a specialist (gastroenterologist). He will prescribe a treatment for you. Remember that acute gastritis with low acidity can lead to stomach cancer!