What is Gastritis?
Gastritis is a nasty stomach ailment that usually stems from heavy drinking. When alcohol related, this condition occurs because the consumption of too much alcohol irritates the lining of the stomach. Frequent irritation of the stomach through continual drinking binges ends up eventually causing swelling of the stomach, ulceration and can even lead to internal bleeding. Gastrointestinal issues could develop as one, some or all of the following symptoms: pain, burning, vomiting, gas, bloating and little desire to eat.
A social drinker is not likely to suffer from this, though some medications like ibuprofen and aspirin can help cause it (so you should heed caution when using these pain killers to relieve hangover symptoms). If you have succumbed to any of these symptoms because of drinking, the only true cure is to cut booze out completely. If a person drinks a lot and has stomach issues then they could be suffering from this condition. Even though some or all of these problems will clear up once they quit drinking (and the stomach walls will heal over time) it would still behoove this person to see a doctor.
If the need to stop drinking cannot be met, poor health will persist and support for substance abuse may be needed.