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A 46-year-old member asked:

can any one tell me what is permanent treatment of nonspecific gastritis?

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Dr. Peter Denk
General Surgery 20 years experience
Possibly surgery: It depends on what actually caused the gastritis but very commonly it's from decreased stomach motility and a failing gastroesophageal flap valve that, besides causing reflux (gerd), decreases the strength of the stomach to push the acid out of the stomach. Stomach acid is so strong that if it sits in the stomach too long it even hurts the stomach lining. This can be fixed by fixing the valve.

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Can gastritis ever go away?

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A 25-year-old member asked:

Is there a good home remedy to permanantly cure gastritis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Do cigarettes make gastritis worse?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Possible: Nicotine can affect many body organs and functions. One should not smoke anyway and if this is a concern, why not just quit and give it a try? There are many many more causes of gastritis. If you are having more than a mere nuissance problem with this, get checke out.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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Quitting smoking will be the best thing you have ever done for yourself! Give the gift!
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
I agree!
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A 18-year-old member asked:

What should I eat if I have gastritis?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Bland diet: Eat foods that have few additives and spices. Fruits, vegetables and grains are good sources of these. Avoid spicey, citrus and dense foods as they can further irritate the lining of the stomach.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Whats the worst thing to eat too affect gastritis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Chicken vindaloo?: Acute gastritis-inflammation of stomach lining due to meds, alcohol, even acute h. Pylori infection. Stick with bland diet, no alcohol, minimal caffeine, no hot, .Spicy food; may tolerate cooked fruits and veggies better than raw. Chronic gastritis due to h. Pylori, or autoimmune? Maybe the above reccs as well. See doc to get checked and treated. May tolerate more foods once on appropriate rx.

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