I honestly don’t agree with some things recommended for gastritis. Hi, Sarah. It’s a risk! Hello, David. Wishing you lots of health, Fabeeha! 8) Fresh, soft cheeses and milk I can eat in moderation. But I think it could help to have small meals more often. Remember to take the medicine your doctor prescribed as advised. Stay on your feet and let gravity help move food down the digestive tract. Following a gastritis-friendly diet can go a long way towards relieving your symptoms and helping you feeling better. I think it’s important to look for something that’s more natural, not necessarily a specific brand. If you feel you are getting too little fiber, increase your intake of vegetables such as spinach (best cooked) or carrots (also cooked). If you feel you don’t know where to start, I recommend seeing a dietitian or nutritionist and getting a personalized meal plan to help you get set up with the new diet. Hope this answers your questions and feel free to contact me if you have any more questions. This occurs when the immune system starts to attack the body’s own healthy tissue in the stomach lining. Bland seems to work sometimes, but then again it may not. – I have intolerances to yeast and gluten (and dairy, although that’s not a problem on the diet). To answer your question: yes, I did get gastritis symptoms flare ups while on the diet. But I have been told that this is not the case for everyone – some people get upset by string beans. After I was diagnosed, I started off with an extremely limited gastritis diet. The main cause of chronic gastritis is an H. pylori infection in childhood that continues to cause problems in adulthood. I also dealt with stomach air, constipation and more symptoms and tried to adjust my diet to overcome these side effects. Indeed, when you have gastritis, it helps to really put effort into a good diet that can hopefully help you enjoy gastric health. Stand after eating or even better: walk for 30 minutes to an hour. Eat apples cooked (stewed, boiled, baked) and without skin so they don’t upset the stomach. Really hope this helps. Diet does not generally cause chronic gastritis, but eating some foods can make the symptoms worse. So happy you replied, Manny! Some people with gastritis find too many liquids worsen their condition. It’s normal to have different reactions to food. Yes, it took about 3 months of dieting for me to see real improvements, but after about 2 weeks I did start to see some progress (just enough to give me hope and keep me going). If you think avoiding acidic foods…, Stomach ulcers are open sores in the lining of the stomach. Drink water 30 minutes before or after a meal, not during. You said it took 3 months to feel relief? We just did another endoscopy, colonoscopy, gastric empty test and tons of lab work. Take your vitamins and talk to your doctor about getting a good multivitamin. Gastritis can be acute or chronic. What type of gastritis you had? I think the most important thing you can do when looking to start a more normal diet is to choose your foods carefully and absolutely avoid the ones that cause acid reflux and may upset your stomach (these are different for everyone). And finally, how did you avoid losing a lot of weight. H. pylori is the most common cause of gastritis, accounting for 90 percent of cases. I’m also curious if you used any other supplements for healing the stomach lining like l glutamine, dgl, or any other things like that. Other things that can help relieve gastritis include losing weight and managing stress. They are often extremely painful. I had chronic gastritis since I was a teenager. For more information on what to eat, read the article on foods to eat and to avoid for gastritis. And was given proton pump inhibitors. I am living in Los Angeles, Ca. For some people, food allergies can trigger gastritis. Get on a schedule. Pickles too: small amounts infrequently. Chicken and oily fish, otherwise low fat and no spice. I have been reading your web site over the past two days with great interest. Here's…, Can eating too many acidic foods cause you issues? Wishing you lots of health, Matijas!