debaser, thanks so much for your reply. I do drink tons of water (and never anything carbonated or coffee, just an occasional chamomile tea because I heard we were allowed that).
But I certainly do not exercise enough so thanks for that suggestion.
I heard that gastritis can certainly cause stomach cancer. If you have it long enough and I think I have it every every day.
I have the burping problem (sometimes I burp too much, other times I try to burp but can't)...But do you also have a large protrusion of your stomach/bloating? That's what I get often...