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What to eat and what not to eat during gastritis?

What to eat and what not to eat during gastritis?

Avoid acidity: During a gastritis flare, your stomach is producing too much acid. Using otc zantac, (ranitidine) etc can help but avoid foods that are acidic such as tomatos, onions, citrus (orange juice, lemons), spicy foods and caffeinated drinks since they are also very acidic. Eat smaller amounts, stay up right after eating, and try deeper green vegetables since they are more alkalanizing. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more


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What should I eat if I have gastritis?

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. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat when suffering with gastritis?

What foods should I eat when suffering with gastritis?

Bland diet: Foods high in fiber like fruits and vegetables that have peels fruits. Apples, peaches, pears, oranges, applesauce, grapes, banana, kiwis and melons
pasta, cooked rice, mashed potatoes, cream of wheat, oatmeal, crackers, and bread
fish, seafood, chicken and turkey. ...Read more

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What fruits and vegetables should I eat for gastritis? I need to add more fiber to my diet.

What fruits and vegetables should I eat for gastritis? I need to add more fiber to my diet.

Diet: Tomatoes (often called a vegetable but actually a fruit) are often very good for gastritis. Citrus is best avoided. The easiest way to add fiber to your diet is to get a jar of Millers bran and throw a teaspoon into everything you eat. It has no detectable taste and therefore can be added to anything. ...Read more

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Can I only eat bland foods when I have gastritis?

Only if bothers: There is no data to suggest that foods actually aggravate gastritis. However, you can have pain with certain foods like spicy food and you should avoid those foods. ...Read more

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What's the worst thing to eat to affect gastritis?

No spicy,acidic food: You should avoid spicy food, and acidic foods like tomato sauces and orange juice. Also, you should try to eat small frequent meals. Pain is worse with an empty stomach. ...Read more

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How long should I eat bland foods if I have gastritis?

How long should I eat bland foods if I have gastritis?

Long time.: This probably takes weeks to heal because the therapy (h2 receptor blockers/antagonists, antacids) may be administered over a period of several weeks. Even after therapy, things like not taking nsaids and bland, restricted diet might have to be continued for a long time. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat when suffering with gastritis?

Bland Foods: Avoid spicy foods, hot peppers, alcohol, over eating at one time and don't worry.
Take zantac (ranitidine) 300 mg. Every night for 2 months. ...Read more

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What foods are safe to eat (and which should I avoid) to stop my gastritis flare-ups?

What foods are safe to eat (and which should I avoid) to stop my gastritis flare-ups?

2 issues to consider: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with gastritis then treatment is requisite. Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer. There are several antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating H.pylori. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance. Regarding diet, pls re-ask. ...Read more

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I have gastritis can I eat popcorn?

If it doesn't hurt: Gastritis just means inflammation of the stomach but doesn't inform us as to the cause of the inflammation. Infections, allergies, chronic bowel diseases, and toxic exposures to foods and medicines can all cause gastritis. The bottom line is that if your doctor has not restricted your eating, try popcorn and see how you feel. ...Read more

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Can you eat avocados if you have gastritis?

Gastritis: Yes you can eat avocados. There is very little you can put in your stomach that is more acidic that the Hydrochloric acid that the stomach itself produces. The only real restriction are things that you notice cause you discomfort. Of course medications are a different matter. Certain medications such as NSAIDs should not be used as they may worsen the condition. Above all follow your doc. ...Read more

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Help! Could someone with gastritis eat cereal?

Help! Could someone with gastritis eat cereal?

Yes you can: It depends on how severe the gastritis is. As long as you can eat solid food and there is no vomiting you can eat cereal with gastritis, but if you are acutely ill and vomoitng you have to only drink fluids if tolerated or IV fluids till you are able to tolerate solid foods and then you can eat cereals. ...Read more

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What late night snacks are ok to eat if I have gastritis?

What late night snacks are ok to eat if I have gastritis?

No late night snacks: Late night snacks usually means going to bed with food in the stomach. People with acid reflux, gastritis, and related symptoms tend to do better if they stop eating after dinner, and go to bed 2-3 hours later on an empty stomach. They can reward themselves with a delicious breakfast the next morning. ...Read more

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What foods are best to eat when you have chronic gastritis?

What foods are best to eat when you have chronic gastritis?

Avoid what hurts: That is the easy answer. Other things to avoid are caffeine containing drinks and foods. Chocolate, spicy foods. And foods with acidic content may cause problems. Smoking and alcohol will definitely make it worse. If you must eat foods that have these qualities the consider smaller portions. ...Read more

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I'm diabetic with gastritis what's a list of foods I can eat?

Eat Healthy.: No specific foods to avoid. As a diabetic eat a healthy diet with general avoidance of high simple sugar intake. There is no prohibition on any food, but you should use common sense and measure bg to get an idea of which foods are reasonable and which are not. If gastritis is due to medications, treatment is to avoid those meds or add additional protective treatment not avoid foods. ...Read more

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What fruits and veggies are best to eat when you have gastritis?

What fruits and veggies are best to eat when you have gastritis?

Gastritis: For one, stop the alcohol completely -- your info indicates drinking 8-14 alcoholic drinks a week. This "fruit of the vine" will irritate your stomach lining. You can eat foods containing flavonoids, like apples, celery, cranberries (including cranberry juice), onions, garlic, and tea. This may help stop the growth of any h. Pylori present. Also avoid high fat foods (like avocados). ...Read more

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What's the best veggies and fruits to eat when you have gastritis?

Avoid unripe : Fruits, raw drupes (fruits with a pit like cherries and plums), nuts and avocados. Also avoid candies, sweets and sugar in general. Good fruits include apples and pears. Veggies are carrots, fennel, turnip, cauliflower, green peas, zucchini and green leafy salad. ...Read more

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I m an 18-year-old boy, is there a way that gastritis never come again and I can eat any food like others do.

I m an 18-year-old boy, is there a way that gastritis never come again and I can eat any food like others do.

First, get a history: By going to a good doctor he/she should sit down with you get a detailed history of what foods cause you such gastric problems. You also have to consider hyper Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. You should be able to have this worked out and resolved. Try to see a good GI person and if you have had any tests done on you, bring them with you. Read up before your appt. On www.mayoclinic.com or www.johnsho ...Read more

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I have gastritis after I eat even small meals I feel super full is that normal?

Gastroparesis: It sounds more like you have gastroparesis, a condition that involves delayed emptying of the stomach. This can be proven with a nuclear gastric emptying study. ...Read more

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During a gastritis inflammation while in a lot of pain what can a person eat during that time?

During a gastritis inflammation while in a lot of pain what can a person eat during that time?

Mild foods: Avoid fried, fatty, spicy foods, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, citrus fruits and juices including tomatoes or tomato based foods... Don't eat late dinners or heavy meals. Rest of whatever is left should be fine :-)) ...Read more

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I've been suffering from Gastritis. I can go periods of being fine, but once I've consumed fizzy, it comes back. I often eat 10-11pm...

Remember: For some person, symptoms of reflux disease can be set off by certain triggers. This includes fatty foods, caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods, food with high fat content, carbonated beverages, and peppermint. I may mean that if your really want to be symptom free, you have to avoid any of the food triggers that seem to correlate with when you have symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I stimulate my appetite. I have gastritis and haven't the desire to eat as I have no appetite. I have been drinking fluids though.

How do I stimulate my appetite. I have gastritis and haven't the desire to eat as I have no appetite. I have been drinking fluids though.

Poor appetitie: See your doc to rule out/identify medical conditions. Drink a glass of lemon water about 1/2 hour before a meal to stimulate gastric juices and appetite. Are you under a great deal of stress or worrying about something? If so, consider consulting w/a mental health professional or trusted friend to help you sort things out and cope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had gastritis and daily acid reflux since september 2013. I would be grateful for any advice. I already eat healthily and don't smoke.

Hi, I have had gastritis and daily acid reflux since september 2013. I would be grateful for any advice. I already eat healthily and don't smoke.

Persistent symptoms: Should definitely be evaluated by a doctor, you need proper treatment. In the meantime you could try an over the counter acid reducer, but it should not take the place of a doctors visit. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have mild gastritis. Have chest pain bad especially if I eat something immediately after or while I'm eating get instant chest pain. Last forever.

See doc: I see you are already on protonix so go back to doctor for evaluation to be sure it is gastritis and not something else like cardiac. Perhaps you need to be scoped if you have not been recently ...Read more