Gastritis is characterized by a set of symptoms, each of which manifests itself to a greater or lesser extent in different types of the disease. Acute conditions, in addition to general symptoms, have their own specific signs, the chronic stage is sometimes characterized by a blurred course.
Pay attention to how you feel before and after you eat. Feeling of discomfort is a symptom that accompanies all types of gastritis. It usually occurs after you finish your meal - you may feel heaviness, a feeling of fullness and fullness in the upper abdomen.
If you are suffering from abdominal pain, then you need to try to recognize them. Pain is a characteristic symptom of gastritis. Acute forms of the disease are manifested by sharp pain of a paroxysmal nature, which often becomes constant, spreading over the entire abdomen. The painful sensations are especially acute when a person is hungry or 20-30 minutes after finishing lunch. Chronic gastritis is characterized by a dull pain that occurs an hour after eating. Patients with gastritis with high acidity are often worried about nighttime and hungry pains.
If for several days or months you are worried about unpleasant dyspeptic sensations, then it is necessary to undergo an examination. Dyspeptic symptoms are a common symptom for all types of gastritis. Nausea, heartburn, belching with a sour taste, unpleasant taste and odor in the mouth. For gastritis with high acidity, belching with air, salivation is characteristic. Acute attacks are accompanied by a constant feeling of nausea, which often ends with vomiting.
Pay attention to the regularity of bowel movements and the condition of the stool. In the chronic course of the disease, constipation is likely, gastritis with low acidity may be accompanied by diarrhea. Erosive gastritis is characterized by the appearance of dark, tarry stools (this is a sign of internal bleeding). All types of gastritis are accompanied by rumbling in the abdomen, bloating, flatulence.
With gastritis, your general condition is disturbed - weakness appears, you lose weight, lose your appetite. In acute gastritis, body temperature may rise, dizziness, headache, increased blood pressure, sweating and increased heart rate may appear. If the disease goes into a chronic stage, then the appearance of problems with hair, which becomes dry and brittle, nails, and symptoms of anemia are inevitable.