Gastritis, acute

  • Severe inflammation of the lining of the stomach
  • Symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, stomach pain that may occur suddenly and may be worsened by eating
  • Cause may include drinking alcohol, medications such as aspirin and certain types of infections
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe with destruction of the stomach lining

GENERAL THERAPY

  • Discontinue use of alcohol or medicines (NSAIDs) that cause irritation
  • Avoid any food or drinks (especially caffeine) that can irritate the stomach
  • Reduce stress
  • Over-the-counter medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Antacids
    • Acid blockers
    • Acid inhibitors

 

PRECAUTIONS AND AVOIDANCES

  • Maintain healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Use stress management
  • Practice healthy eating habits
  • Limit alcohol
  • Avoid smoking
  • Limit caffeine intake
  • Limit pain medicine like NSAIDs

 

SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF:

  • You have symptoms for more than a week
  • You have blood in your stools or vomiting blood
  • Before stopping any prescribed medicine

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