Although your mental health can speed up or aggravate your gastritis pains and many other health problems, there is not enough medical evidence to show that stress is responsible for chronic or long-lasting gastritis. Anxiety, bad mood, and excessive arousal can temporarily increase gastric acid secretion, which can aggravate acute upper abdominal pain in acute gastritis.
Gastritis is a general term for a group of disorders that have one thing in common inflammation of the gastric mucosa. The inflammation of gastritis is usually the result of infection with the same bacteria that cause most stomach ulcers. Regular intake of some analgesics and excessive alcohol intake may also contribute to gastritis. Gastritis can occur suddenly (acute gastritis) or slowly over time (chronic gastritis). It is noticed that due to gastritis chances of ulcer and stomach cancer increased. However, for most people, gastritis is not severe and quickly improves with treatment.