What is the difference between acid reflux and gastritis?

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Posted on Mar. 6th, 2009

Acid reflux also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. It basically is a chronic situation with the mucosal lining of the esophagus. Symptoms are heart burn, difficulty swallowing, asthma, regurgitation, excessive salivation to name a few. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_Reflux#Signs_and_symptoms for more information.

Gastritis is simply inflammation of the stomach. Gastritis is caused by a bacteria that is found in the stomach lining called helicobacter pylori. Taking NSAIDS or aspirin, ibuprofen can help relieve the symptoms. http://www.gicare.com/Diseases/Gastritis.aspx

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