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What increases my risk of developing gastritis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are several factors that increase your risk of developing gastritis. Bacterial, viral, and fungal infections can lead to gastritis. Using certain medications, such as aspirin and non-steroid inflammatory medications, a variety of injuries or illnesses, radiation treatments, partial gastrectomy, autoimmune disorders where the body attacks itself, age, and chronic illnesses such as Crohn's disease may contribute to the development of gastritis.

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