Gastritis is a health condition, caused due to excess gastric acid production by gastric glands in the stomach. This overproduction of gastric acid irritates and damages the stomach lining leading to Gastritis. Under this condition, individuals experience signs and symptoms like bloating, severe pain or more precisely burning sensation in the upper abdomen. Several factors can trigger this digestive disorder like alcoholism, smoking, infections with bacteria, allergies, unhealthy diet and excess usage of few medicines. Gastritis pain worsens after consuming food and at night times when we lay down. Gastritis can be of two types namely acute and chronic. Acute gastritis occurs suddenly, whereas chronic gastritis occurs gradually over a period of time. It is generally not a serious or life threatening issue, but in a few severe cases or if not treated on time, it can lead to stomach ulcers and also makes you more prone to stomach cancers.
Based on the severity and effects, Gastritis is classified into two types
- Erosive gastritis- This is the severe type, wherein people face multiple lesions in the stomach mucous lining. This leads to severe pain in the abdomen.
- Non-erosive gastritis- In this type people just experience inflammation of the stomach lining, but not the erosion.
What are the causative factors of Gastritis?
As discussed above, excess gastric acid production is the major cause of gastritis. It is also caused due to infections from bacteria especially H.pylori bacteria. Here are few other triggers of gastritis
- Bile reflux
- Food allergies
- Excess consumption of alcohol
- Immune disorders
- Crohn’s disease
- Excess consumption of spicy and acidic foods
- Few regular medicines
- Excess caffeinated drinks
- Excess drinking of carbonated drinks
- exposure to radiation
What are the common signs and symptoms of Gastritis?
Gastritis in few cases may not cause any symptoms, but among few people, it causes mild to severe symptoms. Few very well known symptoms of gastritis include
- Severe pain and burning sensation in the upper abdomen
- Weight loss
- Dark colored stool
In few severe cases, gastritis may lead to Anemia by causing chronic hemorrhage in the stomach.
Dietary and lifestyle habits play a crucial role in controlling Gastritis. Hence, people suffering from gastritis are always suggested to avoid spicy foods, get enough sleep, quit smoking and alcohol consumption and also to include fresh fruits and veggies in their regular diet.
How does Homeopathy works for Gastritis?
Homeopathy treatment for Gastritis is treated as the most ideal and safe option. It works by treating the roots of the problem like bile reflux, excess gastric acid production and others. Natural Homeopathic remedies prescribed for gastritis controls symptoms and provide long term relief. Homeocare International offers Genuine German homeopathic remedies which are safe and free from side effects. These natural remedies soothe inflammation of stomach lining and control gastritis effectively and also aims at overall wellbeing of individuals by improving immunity.