Gastritis is the general term that refers to the inflammation of the stomach mucosa (lining). It may occur as a short episode or maybe of a long episode. Gastritis is believed to affect about half of world population. The disease becomes more common as people get older. 

Some Causes of gastritis include;
  • Infection with Helicobacter pylori
  • Excessive use of NSAIDS
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Smoking 
  • ☯ Autoimmune problems
  • ♒ Radiation therapy 
  • ☣ Crohn disease
  • Many people with gastritis experience have no symptoms at all. Other symptoms are;
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Belching 
  • Bloating
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Early satiety
  • Unexplained weight loss 
  • If gastritis is caused by H. pylori a combination of antibiotics such as amoxicillin and clarithromycin. 
  • Medications such as antacids, H2 blockers, or proton pump inhibitors are also used in treatment. 
  • If gastritis is due to NSAIDs these may be stopped. 
  • Modification of dietary lifestyle 
Foods to avoid 
  • Citrus fruits
  • Milk
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Spicy foods
  • Trans fat, commonly found in refined foods . 
Foods allowed 
  • High antioxidant foods
  • Probiotic foods
  • Foods high in fiber and vitamin B 12
  • Food rich in omega 3 fatty acid .

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