Mild Gastritis

Gastritis pains are felt when an irritation or an inflammation of the lining of the stomach occurs. It can occur regardless of the age of the person. A significant percentage of the population suffers from mild forms of gastritis. The purpose of this article is to explain the symptoms of mild gastritis pains, causes of mild gastritis and remedies for mild gastritis and what life style changes you should make to prevent mild gastritis from evolving in to a chronic condition.

Although the symptoms are not as severe as in other forms of gastritis, mild gastritis can cause discomfort and deviations from everyday activities to the patient. Symptoms of mild gastritis include loss of appetite, nausea followed by vomiting, hiccups, a dull feeling of heart burn or a slight pain in the upper abdomen. A person suffering from mild gastritis may also have problems in digesting food or have diarrhea.
Causes for mild gastritis are the same as for other forms of gastritis. Excessive intakes of alcohol, prolonged use of medication such as pain killers, stress, smoking and slight bacterial infections are some of the causes of mild gastritis. It is believed that eating very fast or excessive consumption of foods containing fat can also be causes for mild gastritis.

Mild gastritis is treatable in most cases. Your physician may prescribe either liquid or tablet antacids, which are a common treatment for mild gastritis. Antacids neutralize acids produced in the stomach and can provide fast relief from mild gastritis pains. Along with the ingestion of antacids, a person suffering from mild gastritis is expected to restrict/give up alcohol and smoking, manage stress and avoid foods which are high in fat or which are difficult to digest. On the other hand, if the person is suffering from mild gastritis due to other medications, then it is best to consult a doctor. The doctor may discontinue the medicine or seek alternative treatment in order to stop aggravating the condition. If antacids and life style changes don’t help with a case of self diagnosed mild gastritis, it is best to consult a physician and diagnose the severity of the condition.

Mild gastritis can also be treated and the symptoms can be contained with herbal home remedies as well. Milk and coconut water are two of nature’s best antacid treatments for mild gastritis. A pinch of carom seeds or cumin seeds soaked in a glass of water is also known to lessen mild gastritis pains. Ginger, tamarind water, curd, lemon juice, almonds and a high intake of water and fresh juices also wonderful pain relievers for mild gastritis pains.

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