How Long Does Gastritis Last in Adults?
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And choose smaller meals than larger ones! Because eating smaller, more-frequent meals throughout the day can help control your stomach acid. Excessive stomach acid may make your gastritis symptoms get worse. But make sure to eat you meals regularly!
If you’re taking NSAIDs, corticosteroids, or other medication that can worsen the disease – consider switching. Ask a doctor whether you need to take other pain relievers that don’t hurt your stomach lining.
For example, your doctor may prescribe alternative pain killers that don’t provoke gastritis such as acetaminophen. But if you cannot stop using NSAIDs, the dose should be dropped to the lowest possible.
Eliminate any other factors that can interfere with your stomach’s healing such as excessive alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and stress.
Alcohol and tobacco smoke can hurt the mucous lining of your stomach. Uncontrolled stress is bad for the strength of your body’s immune system and weakens your stomach’s ability to protect itself.