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What should I avoid if I have gastritis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Gastritis is a painful condition where the lining of your stomach becomes inflamed or damaged from stomach acid. Avoid the following items that may add fuel to this fire.

  • Ibuprofen: Long-term use of ibuprofen, aspirin and NSAIDs can thin out the lining of your stomach.
  • Alcohol: Excessive drinking (qualified as more than 3 drinks a day for women) can irritate and erode stomach lining.
  • Stress: The body produces gastritis-causing acid in response to stress.
  • Coffee: is acidic, which irritates gastritis. Carbonated drinks and fruit juices may also have a similar effect.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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