Gastritis

This is inflammation of the lining of the stomach.

What to look for

Some people do not have symptoms but if they do the symptoms are usually:-

  • upper abdominal pain.

  • nausea.

  • vomiting.

  • diarrhoea.

  • loss of appetite.

Gastritis is a general medical term for inflammation of the stomach lining. Attacks of acute (meaning that the attacks do not last for a long time) gastritis usually last only one or two days. People with chronic gastritis may have no pain but may experience appetite loss or nausea.

Causes

Gastritis can be caused by too much alcohol, food poisoning or a bacterial infection. Aspirin and other over-the-counter and prescription drugs may cause erosion of the stomach lining.

Traditional Treatment

Gastritis can be treated with over-the-counter medications, antacids or antibiotics.

Both conventional and alternative practitioners frequently suggest changes in lifestyle that reduce your risk of developing gastritis.

Alternative/Natural Treatments

Herbal Therapies - To soothe your stomach, chamomile (Matricaria recutita), or Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) extract in capsule or liquid form may also help. To soothe your stomach, chamomile (Matricaria recutita), or Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) extract in capsule or liquid form may also help.

Homoeopathy - There are many possible Homoeopathic remedies for Gastritis, consult a Professional for advice. There are many possible Homoeopathic remedies for Gastritis, consult a Professional for advice.

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Dietary Considerations

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated drinks from your diet

  • Eat more non-citrus fruits, cooked vegetables, and bland foods,

  • Eat fewer refined carbohydrates.

  • Try drinking raw potato and cabbage juice to relieve this problem.

  • Supplements of zinc and vitamin A may help heal the stomach lining.

When to seek further professional advice

  • you are vomiting blood or have bloody, dark stools; you need immediate medical attention.

  • stomach pain becomes severe.

  • you have excessive thirst, a dry mouth, or decreased urination.


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