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3 Years Back I Was Diagnosed With Gastritis And Undergone

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Question: 3 years back I was diagnosed with gastritis and undergone treatment for 2 months with anti acid medicines which was successful . Right now I don't take any medicines. If I take citrus fruit juice/ tea/coffee on an empty stomach or skip a meal I get heart burn. I believe the sensitivity of the stomach is still there. How do I reset the stomach to normal . Is there any latest medicine that can cure my condition.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No cure.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for choosing"Ask a Doctor" service for your query,
Have seen your details and I appreciate your concern.
Unfortunately there is no cure of gastritis till date in modern medicine so best way to keep things in control is lifestyle modification.
If you would take citrus fruits,alcohol,oily food and food which are processed that too empty stomach gastritis would
occur.
Long term use of antacids is not advised due to adverse profile on kidney functions.
Best way is to keep a check on your diet.
Have a simple home cooked diet 95% of times rest 5% times you can take antacid before having citrus fruits and cofee etc.

The only treatment which medical science has is to give long term antacids sometimes for full life but I'm most of the cases with a proper diet(less salt less oil and spices,no alcohol or smoking).Things get fine automatically.
Hope I was helpful,
Feel free to follow up!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Thanks Doc for the information.
Does it mean that my stomach wall is inflamed(mildly) all the time as I am sensitive to acidic food?.
Is there a possibility that a person who has got chronic secondary gastritis can reset his stomach to normal.
I mean will the person be able to stop his sensitivity towards acidic foods ( tea/coffe/citrus juices).
What is the connection between gas trouble/flatulence and stomach acid ?.
Is zinc carnosine good for stomach sensitiviy?
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (39 hours later)
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (7 days later)
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello my dear patient and thank you for follow up,
See gastritis is purely a life style disease.
Unfortunately it's not possible to revert the sensitivity to particular food but yes controlled eating can be done like if you feel that taking cofee 2 times a day is increasing your symptoms reduce it to once a day of that too does not help make it once alternate day...The same theory goes with all items whiçh causes your symptoms to flare up.
Yes if acid production would be excess then doudenal fluids would not neutralise that acid and this acid is going to destroy good gut flora which would cause excess gas production flatulence etc.
See you have to understand that every thing is linked.
Yes you can take zinc better is to take ranitidine as and when required.
Keep a control on your diet.
Try to follow DIP diet(YouTube) if possible for a week and see the difference.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (3 days later)
How is intermittent fasting. Is there any benefits as per modern science.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (9 days later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for follow up,
Sorry for a very delayed reply that was due to covid infection,
As far as your query regarding intermittent fasting is concerned there is no scientific proof that it would be helpful.
As far as modern medicine is concerned you should follow a clean diet as suggested above.
Thank you.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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3 Years Back I Was Diagnosed With Gastritis And Undergone

Brief Answer: No cure. Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for choosing"Ask a Doctor" service for your query, Have seen your details and I appreciate your concern. Unfortunately there is no cure of gastritis till date in modern medicine so best way to keep things in control is lifestyle modification. If you would take citrus fruits,alcohol,oily food and food which are processed that too empty stomach gastritis would occur. Long term use of antacids is not advised due to adverse profile on kidney functions. Best way is to keep a check on your diet. Have a simple home cooked diet 95% of times rest 5% times you can take antacid before having citrus fruits and cofee etc. The only treatment which medical science has is to give long term antacids sometimes for full life but I'm most of the cases with a proper diet(less salt less oil and spices,no alcohol or smoking).Things get fine automatically. Hope I was helpful, Feel free to follow up!