Gastritis Vs Gerd

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The Difference Between Gastritis and GERD

By definition gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining (gastro = stomach, it is = inflammation). For years, I thought gastritis and reflux (GERD) were pretty much the same thing. Recently though, I've been reading more about gastritis and how it is similar but different than reflux. It is possible to have both reflux and gastritis but you can also have them separately.

 

A little bit of anatomy may help explain the difference between gastritis and GERD. Where the esophagus meets the...

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