Most cases of gastritis, which is an inflammation of the stomach lining, are cured within two to ten days. However, there are times when gastritis does not go away. Or even if it does, it returns soon afterwards. Although this is rare, it is important to understand why this can happen so that you or your doctor can evaluate your treatment to make any necessary changes. Inform your doctor if your gastritis is still present after ten days or if symptoms get worse.
A lingering infection is one reason why gastritis will not go away. If your gastritis is caused by an infection of H. pylori bacteria, it is possible that the infection has not completely cleared up. If this is the case, you may need additional antibiotics to finish off the bacteria. If your gastritis was caused by a different form of bacteria or a virus, a different type of medication may be necessary.
If your gastritis is caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, also known as alcoholic gastritis, it will not go away if you continue consuming large amounts of alcohol. This includes beer, wine, and liquor. To give your stomach time to heal, eliminate alcohol from your diet altogether until the gastritis is cured.
Other reasons gastritis may not go away are the continued consumption of fatty, spicy and fried foods, lingering aftereffects from a traumatic injury or major surgery, or recurring infections.
One of the best ways to safeguard against continued bouts of gastritis caused by your diet is by practicing food combining. With food combining, you will learn about eating natural, unprocessed foods and why they are better for your health. Food combining teaches that when we eat certain types of foods together, they have a bad impact on the digestive system. Our stomachs produce acids and enzymes that cancel each other out, causing a lot of stomach misery.
When you use food combining, however, digestion is easy and painless. Your body doesn’t have to produce so much acid or so many enzymes, and there is no conflict between them or lingering digestion problems. Not only does food combining help with gastritis, it also helps with other digestion problems such as ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. In as little as 24 hours, you can feel the difference food combining makes. Give food combining a try and say goodbye to digestion problems for good.