The immune system triggers inflammation in reaction to injury or infection. In this regard, it is a healthy part of natural recovery. When inflammation develops for this reason, it indicates a correctly functioning system, but signs of inflammation that do not go away, or develop without a legitimate trigger, signify that the immune system is not working properly. The causes of chronic inflammation differ from person to person.
Excessive alcohol consumption, GI tract conditions, certain medications, and vomiting can cause gastritis or inflammation of the stomach and can lead to a chronic issue. Erosion of stomach lining can also result in inflammation. An anti-inflammatory diet that is high in essential fatty acids can help ease this symptom, though some people may require additional medical intervention.
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