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Should I follow-up with my doctor after being treated for gastritis?
How can gastritis be prevented?
If a person knows what causes their gastritis, the simplest approach is to avoid the cause.
The mainstay of gastritis prevention is to avoid those things that irritate or inflame the stomach's lining.
If the patient's health-care professional has prescribed a medication that they think is causing gastritis symptoms, talk to the doctor before you stop taking the medication. The medication may be very important for the patient's health.
What is the outlook for a person with gastritis?
Most people recover from gastritis. Depending on the many factors that affect the stomach lining, gastritis symptoms may flare-up from time to time. Overall, gastritis is a common ailment that responds well to simple treatments.
On occasion, rare forms of gastritis can be serious or even life-threatening. Severe, ongoing symptoms or internal bleeding should alert a health-care professional to search for a more serious underlying cause.
REFERENCE: Wehbi, M. MD. "Acute Gastritis Treatment and Management." Medscape. Feb 25, 2016.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/26/2016
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