Eating a diet rich in fiber and nutrients, avoiding alcohol and other irritants and getting enough fluids are good recommendations not only for the improvement of symptoms of gastritis, but also for general good health.
Gastritis can be either acute, as in with excessive alcohol consumption or accidental ingestion of toxic substances, or it can be chronic, as with long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Intrinsic factor is produced by the lining of the stomach, and if your stomach lining is damaged by gastritis you may not be making sufficient quantities of intrinsic factor for B12 absorption.
Gastritis can be painful and sometimes frightening, but most people respond well to treatment and recover quickly once the source of inflammation has been identified and removed.
Physical symptoms seen in adult alcoholics, such as gastritis, pancreatitis, hepatitis, or even cirrhosis, usually are absent in childhood alcoholics.