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Gastritis (cont.)

Gastritis Diet and Foods to Avoid

Changes to your diet can also help improve your symptoms. A gastritis diet needs to exclude

  • spicy foods,
  • fatty foods, and
  • usually fried foods.

Several small meals a day also can help gastritis symptoms.

Gastritis Medical Treatment

The safest treatment is to avoid substances that trigger gastritis symptoms.

  • Almost all health-care professionals would recommend this as the first step in preventing gastritis.
  • First, the patient has to identify the triggers of gastritis.
  • Most people are aware of their triggers before seeking medical care.
  • If a person does not know what triggers their gastritis, a health-care professional can assist them in determining the triggers.

Common avoidable triggers of gastritis symptoms include the following. See the "Causes" for a more complete list.

  • Certain medications and chemicals
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee and other beverages that contain caffeine, such as cola and tea
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/28/2015
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