Gastritis, a condition that involves the irritation and inflammation of the stomach, afflicts millions of people. Any number of things causes it, from injury to bacteria. In that respect, it is akin to a headache:
It can strike anyone, and it can be caused by a wide variety of factors both internal and external.
It can be divided into 3 categories:
(1) Erosive and hemorrhagic gastritis
(2) Non erosive and nonspecific gastritis
(3) Specific gastritis indicative of a disorder.
(1) A burning pain similar to indigestion in your upper abdomen.
(2) Nausea. A “sick-to-your-stomach” kind of feeling, which may or may not be accompanied by vomiting.
(3) Loss of appetite. This tends to go along with nausea, but many gastritis patients find they have no appetite even when they’re not feeling nauseated. After a couple of mouthfuls they’re done.
(4) Belching or bloating. This can simply be gas, but if it’s chronic or severe, it could be caused by gastritis.
(5) Feeling particularly “full” in your upper abdomen after a meal.
(6) Unexplained weight loss.
Gastritis Causes Risk Factors:-
Gastritis is more common with age and most sufferers complain of indigestion.
People with acute gastritis caused by illness or injury have already been hospitalized for treatment of their underlying condition; therefore, symptoms of gastritis are managed in the course of their intensive care.
The most frequent cause of gastritis is a dietetic indiscretion such as habitual overeating; eating of badly combined or improperly cooked foods, excessive intake of strong tea, coffee or alcoholic drinks, habitual use of large quantities of condiments, sauces.
It may sometimes follow certain diseases such measles, diptheria, influenza, virus pneumonia.
It also results from worry, anxiety, grief and prolonged tension. Use of certain drugs, strong acids and caustic substances may also give rise to gastritis.
Gastritis Treatment Home Remedies:-
(1) Only rice that has been aged for one year must be used. Wheat and barley are beneficial.
(2) Among vegetables white pumpkin, bitter gourd, cucumber, green banana and banana flower are effective.
(3) Cow’s milk is preferable to buffalo’s milk.
(4) People suffering from gastritis must not confuse their stomach glands with different kinds of foods at the same time. It is beneficial if the person is kept on a single diet. Ideally the person must be kept on a milk diet or on a diet of old rice.
(5) Vitamin C has the capacity to help in the absorption of iron and calcium salts in the body. This eases the digestive process. Therefore, the diet must be rich in vitamin C. Foods that contain vitamin C to a commendable quantity are amlas, oranges, etc.
(6) Pungent and sour tastes must be avoided. Even chocolates, tea and coffee must be avoided as these can increase the acidic contents in the stomach.
(7) The person must never eat till the stomach is fool. In gastritis it is better to eat little quantities each time, so that the stomach gets proper time to digest the food.
(8) Sesame seeds and curds must be avoided.
(9) Have a banana early in the morning. Drown them with milk. This reduces the acidity within the stomach in some days.