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Gastritis

 

This is inflammation of the lining of the stomach.

What to look for

 

There are some people that do not have symptoms but if they do the symptoms are

Normally:
vomiting
loss of appetite
nausea
diarrhoea
upper abdominal pain.
Gastritis is a medical term for inflammation of the stomach lining. 
Attacks of intense gastritis normally last only one or two days. If a person suffers with chronic
Gastritis they may have no pain but may experience appetite loss or nausea.

Causes

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

.Dietary Considerations

Try drinking raw potato and cabbage juice to relieve this problem.
Eat less refined carbohydrates.
Supplements of vitamin A and zinc may help to heal the stomach lining.
You should avoid alcohol. carbonated drinks and caffeine from your diet.
You must also eat more non-citrus fruits, cooked vegetables, and bland foods.

When to seek further professional advice

If you have bloody, dark stools or vomiting, you need immediate medical attention.
If your stomach pain becomes serious you have excessive thirst, a dry mouth, or decreased urination.

Alternative/Natural Treatments

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

Homoeopathy: consult a professional for advice because there are many possible Homoeopathic
remedies for Gastritis.

Traditional Treatment

A change in lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing gastritis.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-21