If cause can be prevented, then gastritis can be prevented.
If you smoke, quit
Bacterial infection can be prevented by frequently washing your hands with soap and water and by eating foods that have been cooked completely
Eat healthy food
- Do regular exercise and maintain a healthy weight
Gastritis is more common in older adults because the lining of stomach is thinned considerably. They are more likely to have autoimmune conditions and bacterium that cause gastritis.
A gnawing or burning ache or pain (indigestion) in your upper abdomen that may become either worse or better with eating.
Stomach lining bleeds
Dark, almost black stool
Vomiting like coffee grounds
When to See Doctor
Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you experience symptoms of gastritis for a week or longer. Symptoms like
Pain in the upper abdomen
Nausea and vomiting
- Severe belching