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February 28, 2018

Gastritis – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

What is Gastritis? It is a digestive condition which involves inflammation of the stomach lining called mucosa. Gastritis is a severe condition which leads to burning pain, nausea, indigestion and other discomforts. It can be both acute and chronic. Acute gastritis is referred as sudden inflammation in stomach lining called mucosa and caused due to bacteria, virus, stress, excess alcohol, spicy food and so on. Whereas, chronic gastritis is long lasting disorder and needs continuous monitoring. Gastritis in few people causes stomach ulcers and increases the risk of stomach cancer. Gastritis is not a serious issue, in most of the cases it is mild to moderate and clear up quickly. But, if left untreated, severe gastritis may lead to complications. There are two types of gastritis namely erosive gastritis and nonerosive gastritis. Erosive gastritis is a severe type which involves inflammation along with wearing down of stomach lining and nonerosive gastritis leads to changes in stomach lining.

Symptoms of Gastric pain

Gastritis Symptoms

The most common symptom of gastritis is abdominal pain and other symptoms of gastritis vary from person to person depending on its severity. Here are few commonly seen chronic gastritis symptoms

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea and black, tarry stool

Along with above symptoms, people with severe gastritis also face other symptoms like Haematemesis, breathlessness, chest pain, dizziness, fainting and foul smelling bowel movements.

Causes of Gastric Pain

What causes Gastritis?

Gastritis is mainly caused due to bacteria which live in the mucosa lining named H.Pylori. Few other causes of gastritis include

  • Ageing
  • Bile reflux
  • Excess caffeine intake
  • Excess alcohol consumption and smoking
  • Food allergies
  • Regular usage of medications like NSAID’s, aspirin and which are used in chemotherapy
  • Constant stress
  • Exposure to radiation

Few medical conditions also aggravates gastritis like Crohn’s disease, HIV/AIDS and kidney failure.

Is there a gastritis diet?

Diet plays an important role in controlling inflammation and healing the stomach lining. Diet rich in fibre, vitamin B12, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants like vitamin C, probiotics like curd & yogurt and rich in electrolytes like calcium & magnesium is very helpful, this helps to improve your digestive health and also to heal the inflammation.

People with gastritis should avoid acidic foods, spicy foods, carbonated drinks, processed foods, alcohol, smoking, fat foods, caffeine and foods which people are allergic to as they worsens the symptoms of gastritis.

Treatment for Gastritis?

Treating your gastritis is very important, if left untreated it leads to severe complications like stomach cancer. Homeopathy treatment for gastritis and other gastric problems is very affective and is gentle. It soothes and improves your digestive system, reduces inflammation and also controls the symptoms like pain, nausea and others. Homeopathy works efficiently for both acute and chronic gastritis. Gastritis treatment in homeopathy is prescribed based on the symptoms, severity and physical examination of individual. These remedies, different for each individual and are side effects free. Homeocare International affectively treats gastritis problem by using Genuine German homeopathic remedies.