Gastritis is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach which causes symptoms such as pain in the abdomen, burning in the chest, belching, nausea, bloating, vomiting, eructation, indigestion, diarrhoea and a loss of appetite.
The causes of gastritis includes an excessive intake of alcohol, chronic vomiting, stress and certain anti inflammatory medicines. It can also be due to infections such as by the organism Helicobater pylori or due to bile reflux.
Given below are 10 Tips that seem to resolve gastritis almost magically:
1. Consume a diet full of anti-inflammatory foods
Switch to olive oil for cooking your daily meals and eat vegetable slike brocolli that anti inflammatory by nature. Avoid foods such as curd, meat, citrus fruits, spices and fat containing dishes that will add more to the misery. Avoid alcohol at all costs.
2. Swallow 1 piece of Garlic early in the morning
Garlic is known to have anti inflammatory properties and when swallowed empty stomach it helps prevent gastric pains and bloating.
3. Consider Probiotic drinks/ foods
They are not only rich in good gut bacteria, they will also cause a significant decrease in your gastritis episodes by helping you digest your food better.
4. Eat Light and Do not skip meals
Eating too much at once causes a great deal of stress to your stomach and delays the digestion of food which leads to a sudden increase in the need for acids in the stomach and hence makes the condition worse. Skipping meals on the other hand leads to acidity in an empty stomach which further aggravates the situation.
5. Do not eat fruits after meals
Fruits should be consumed on an empty stomach since they need to be digested more quickly to avoid their fermentation in the stomach. They should thus never be had after meals or before going to sleep since their fermentation will lead to the production of more acids and will give bacteria a better medium to thrive in.
6. Avoid Smoking and the over use of painkillers
It is well known that smoking triggers a response from th body in the form of inflammation to the smoke that is intaken. This makes it a cause of gastritis and is also the reason why diarrhoea is so common in smokers. Painkillers such as NSAIDs are also very harmful in the long run for the lining of the stomach as they deplete it greatly.
7. Avoid Stress
Stress accompanying any disease makes it worse but for gastritis it is even more. Conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome are known to be a result of just stress. Try activities such as meditation and yoga to avoid stress from becoming harmful for you and your gut.
8.Try homeopathic medicines for gastritis
There are a lot of suggestions on homeopathic medicine for acidity and gas, some of them with the best results are:
It helps in cases of excessive bloating and belching along with pain in abdomen. The main complaint is an increase in eructation and there is a lot of bloating because the gas seems incarcerated.
It is a useful remedy for gastric pain and tightness felt around the abdomen. The pain is severe and there is great weakness especially in the lower limbs.
This remedy can be helpful for those with frequent difficulties in digestion. There is an intolerance for dairy products and a craving for sweets and potatoes.
It is a remedy of prime importance as a homeopathic medicine for acidity. It is also very effective in the case of worms in the intestines.
This homeopathic remedy relieves nausea and cramps from indigestion. It is especially useful after consuming spicy foods or alcohol.
It is also a good remedy for complaints arising after eating too much fatty food and sweets such as cakes and ice cream.
9. Increase your Intake of Water
Drinking water will dilute the amount of acid in your stomach and will act as a reliever.
10. Avoid Packaged foods
Packaged foods have a lot of preservatives which sometimes escalate the inflammation of the stomach and should hence be avoided.