the inflammation wears away at the lining of stomach, the lining can weaken
over time. If left untreated, this can cause complications like stomach ulcers,
internal bleeding, and even stomach cancer. Also, the ability of the stomach to
absorb nutrients from foods may also be affected.
instance, the disease may make the stomach more difficult to absorb vitamins,
causing anemia and interfering with your nerve function.
there any ways to prevent gastritis and its recurrence? Again, this is also
dependent on the cause of the disease. But though each case is unique, the
following approaches should help reduce the risk of having the recurrence after
- Take all of medicines as you have
been instructed by health provider who prescribed them. This is especially true
for antibiotics – don’t stop early even though you start feel better.
Incomplete course of antibiotics may not kill all bacteria completely. As a
result the surviving bacteria could be more resistant, making gastritis caused
by bacterial infection become harder to treat and more likely to come back after
- Frequently wash your hands
(especially after using the toilet) and make sure your meals have been cooked
completely. These might help prevent H-pylori infection.
- Eliminate any factors that put
you at high risk of the recurrence, such as; excessive alcohol use, cigarette
smoking, and excessive use of NSAIDs /any pain relievers that provoke
In addition, there
are some herbs or supplements that might help cure the disease. But since most
of them have no adequate evidence on effectiveness, consult with your doctor