Gastritis Cure

Gastritis is a digestive smoking disorder that occurs due to the inflammation or irritation or erosion of the stomach lining. Sudden, severe inflammation of the stomach lining is called acute Gastritis, inflammation that lasts for a long time is called chronic Gastritis, but Gastritis can also arise due to a special condition, perhaps as part of another medical illness.

The symptoms of this disorder generally varies from individual to individual however some of the most common symptoms for Gastritis are nausea or recurrent bad stomach, coated tongue, foul breathe, stomach bloating, upper abdominal pain, vomiting, indigestion, burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night, hiccups, loss of appetite, vomiting blood or dark grounded coffee like substance or black stools.

The main causes for Gastritis are prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also known as NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen or excessive alcohol consumption.Sometimes Gastritis develops after major surgery such as weight loss surgery resulting in the banding or reconstruction of the digestive tract, treatment due to medical conditions such as radiation treatment for cancer, traumatic injury, burns, or severe infections. Chronic Gastritis develops due to infection with bacteria - primarily chronic bile reflux, stress, Helicobacter pylori,and certain autoimmune disorders can cause Gastritis. In industrialized countries like the United States, 20 to 50 percent of the population may be infected with Helicobacter pylori and statistics have proven that rates of infection are higher in areas with poor sanitation and higher population density. Some of the most common causes for Gastritis in the USA other than those stated above are sedentary lifestyle, smoking, fatty food, excessive caffeine, chocolates, eating spicy food, peptic ulcer disease, Escherichia coli infection, over-eating, food poisoning, salmonella infection, alcohol ingestion and acidic foods.

Treatment depends on the specific cause. It may include lifestyle changes, medication or rarely surgery.

Medication includes, Antacids which include aluminium and magnesium and is safe to use during pregnancy but can cause diarrhea and lead to dehydration and should be avoided by patients having a history of gastrointestinal bleeding, H2 blockers commonly given to patients but can cause a disoriented state of mind and has on rare occasion caused impotence amongst young males, Proton pump inhibitor, Antibiotics and Anti-diarrheal agents along with antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors etc.

Eating smaller quantities and more frequent meals, cutting down on the alcohol consumption, smoking spicy and oily food, chocolate, caffeine, meat products such as steak, bacon, should help in the event your Gastritis is caused by bad eating habits or excessive consumption of such food. Meanwhile make an effort to consume more dairy products that are low in fat such as low fat yoghurt, cottage cheese etc. Consume food with higher levels of fibre such as brown rice, beans, berries, broccoli, bran cereal etc

Make it a habit to exercise regularly and manage stress. Stress increases stomach acid production and slows down digestion. Practice yoga and engage in exercises that increase your breathing and heart rate because they also stimulates the activities of intestinal muscles, helping to move food wastes through your intestines more quickly.

By Daily Health Tips

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