Question: What is the cause of atrophic gastritis?

What is atrophic gastritis? Atrophic gastritis (AG) develops when the lining of the stomach has been inflamed for several years. The inflammation is most often the result of a bacterial infection caused by the H. pylori bacterium.

Can you reverse atrophic gastritis?

No consensus from different studies exists regarding the reversibility of atrophic gastritis; however, removal of H pylori from the already atrophic stomach may block further progression of the disease.

What vitamin causes atrophic gastritis?

When the stomach does not make enough intrinsic factor, the intestine cannot properly absorb vitamin B12. Common causes of pernicious anemia include: Weakened stomach lining (atrophic gastritis)

Can B12 heal gastritis?

1. gastritis and resulting vitamin B12 deficiency. Increasing weakness, lossof memory, and mental depression were common symptoms and flatulent dyspepsia was sometimes a troublesome recurring complaint. These symptoms were improved by treatment with vitamin B12.

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