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Hi.  This is my first post.  I just saw the doctor today.  I thought I was having bad indigestion and gas pain.  She said I have gastritis and it is very common.  She said she sees it a lot, and she does not seem very worried.  I was told to take Nexium for 14 days, and take probiotics.  She thinks I will start feeling better within a week.

She also thinks spicy food is to blame.  My husband is always eatting a lot of Indian style food, and I have been eating it too. 

I am just wondering if this is pretty common given my lifestyle.  I am a little about "stomach erosion."  Will be stomach lining heal?  Is this nothing to be really concerned about?  

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    Gas is usually caused by improper food digestion, which is why high fiber foods (like beans) often times create some issues with flatulence. Fiber is hard for us to digest, so it passes through our gut in bulk. When food does not break down in the small intestine, it goes into the large intestine where natural bacteria feasts on it.

    Peppermint is great for soothing churning stomachs and easing gas pains. Its essential oil contains menthol, which has an antispasmodic effect of the smooth muscle of the digestive track.

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