What Causes Gastritis?
Gastritis can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose gastritis, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "gastritis" as a symptom. For example, helicobacter pylori infection.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
history of H. Pylori infection
frequent rotten egg burps
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of gastritis.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Do you have Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining)?
→ 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
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of gastritis or gastritis, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Helicobacter Pylori Infection
. Helicobacter Pylori is believed to be the cause of superficial gastritis.