In order to deal properly with gastritis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow gastritis to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind gastritis consists of three steps:
Have you had Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining)?
Possible responses:→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably had it/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Yes, but no serious damage to the stomach lining
→ Yes, serious stomach lining damage / complications