I've been dealing with flare ups of gastritis since December. I have a few questions about this condition I didn't get to ask my GI doctor. 1) does this eventually heal and go away? 2) Does the healing process rely just on diet and medicine or does the stomach heal itself too? 3) if i eat food that causes a flare up does that delay the healing process (take longer to heal)? I'm feeling hopeless lately. Not sure if I have H.Pylori but waiting to find out this week. I have a period of good days then it comes back. Just want some sense of hope.