What do I need to know about caring for someone with gastritis?

If you are caring for someone with gastritis, it is helpful to know what triggers their symptoms. Help the person manage their food intake: if fatty, acidic, spicy and fried foods trigger symptoms, they should be avoided. Alcohol intake and smoking may also play a role. Be sure that the person also avoids medications, like aspirin or ibuprofen, that can contribute to gastritis, but takes any medications prescribed to treat it, like antibiotics or anti-acids, as directed. In addition, encourage the person to exercise and obtain a healthy weight. Also, helping the person to manage their stress level should make a difference.

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