Gastritis, sometimes called dyspepsia, is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Reddening and swelling of the stomach lining can occur quickly -- a acute case -- or develop gradually in chronic cases. Pangastritis is gastritis that affects the entire stomach. Erosive pangastritis causes shallow sores, known as erosion, on the stomach lining. Eight out of every 1,000 people will experience acute gastritis at some point, while two out of every 10,000 people develop chronic gastritis.
A throbbing, dull, or burning pain in the upper part of the stomach is a common system of pangastritis. Other symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, frequent burping, hiccups, and abdominal bloating. Chronic pangastritis may lead to unintentional weight loss and fatigue. In rare cases, gastric polyps and malignant or benign tumors occur as a result of chronic pangastritis.
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