A stomach disease is any disorder of this organ, which plays a major role in the digestion
of food. Among the most common diseases
are inflammation of the stomach
) that can be acute but more often chronic, a stomach ulcer which is a highly localized destruction of the stomach wall which can cause a perforation, and also different kinds of gastric cancer
. The main symptom
of stomach disease is a pronounced pain
in the epigastric region, in the central and upper part of the abdomen
. Frequently, too much stomach acid causes pain after eating with a feeling of acid reflux. The stomach can be studied through an endoscopic examination called a gastroscopy.