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Can antral gastritis cause hunger?

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Published At June 11, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 13, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I was diagnosed with antral gastritis, lots of acid in stomach and reflux. Problems started after I took some medicines. Since then I am always hungry. I eat more than before the problem started, but still I feel hungry. I am also suffering from excessive hair loss. Why am I always hungry? What treatment do you suggest?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Excessive hunger is good for you as your weight is normal and it is also good for stomach.
  • Just rule out diabetes by doing fasting blood sugar (FBS).
  • Hair loss is not related to antral gastritis. Please consult a dermatologist for further physical evaluation.

The Probable causes

Antral gastritis

Investigations to be done

1. Complete blood count (CBC). 2. Liver function tests (LFT) 3. Fasting blood sugar (FBS). 4. Thyroid functions.

Differential diagnosis


Preventive measures

Avoid spicy food.

Regarding follow up

Revert back after 15 days with the test reports to a medical gastroenterologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I asked before for antral gastritis. I am still always hungry and hair is still falling out. My thyroid is fine and blood sugar too. I started taking medicines which caused gastritis and after three months I was anemic, had hair loss and felt too much hungry too much. I felt my body is not absorbing well, and wants more food. Can gastritis cause vitamin deficiency, anemia and malabsorbtion? I do not take those medicines any more for over a year but all the problems are still there.


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Hair fall is not due to antral gastritis. Please consult dermatologist for the same.
  • Excessive hungry is also not due to antral gastritis.
  • Yes, antral gastritis may cause vitamin deficiency if you have intrinsic factor deficiency.

For further doubts consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Pardhan Rajesh Kumar
Dr. Pardhan Rajesh Kumar

Medical Gastroenterology

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