This is the degeneration and minor
ulceration of the lining of the stomach. Gastric erosion may
cause black stools owing to the presence of blood. People with
gastric erosion may vomit blood and become anaemic. Gastric
erosion is caused due to over-production of acid in the stomach. Prompt
medical attention is a must.
The stomach lining heals very
fast - within 3 days. So switch to a liquid diet and avoid
irritating food and medication prescribed for any other disease.
The most common cause is due
medication taken for some other condition, which may erode the
stomach lining. Drugs prescribed for asthma or for arthritic
conditions (aspirin), alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs bring
about gastric erosion. Improper food, beverages and untimely
eating can also cause lining erosion due to secretion of