Inflammation of the gastric mucosa of the stomach is gastritis. the mucosal lining of the stomach normally protects it from gastric acid action. it’s either acute or chronic type. indigestion, nausea and vomiting are some of the common symptoms of this disease. Incidence of this disease is highest in sixth and fifth decade of the life and women are less likely to get this disease as compared to men.
CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS OF GASTRITIS:
- Bacterial infection
- Acute alcoholism
- Age related
- Auto immune disorders
- Digestive disorders like Crohn’s disease
- Food poisoning
- Food items including excess paprika, clove and pepper
- Continuous use of pain killers
- Excess intake of spicy food
- Regular use of NSAIDs
- Cancer treatment
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE GASTRITIS?
When gastritis develops because of contaminated food, diarrhea occurs within 5 hours of indigestion. Gastritis doesn’t have any noticeable symptoms but some of the common symptoms are:
- Abdominal cramps
- Gastric reflux
- Severe nausea and vomiting
- hematemesis ( vomit mixed with blood)
- discomfort in epigastrium
- Tennderness present in the abdominal region.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF GASTRITIS?
Acute gastritis refers to the sudden onset of inflammation of gastric mucosa while chronic gastritis refers to the long lasting inflammation of the stomach lining. Chronic gastritis further occurs in three different forms:
- Superficial gastritis
- Atrophic gastritis
- Hypertrophic gastritis.
- Diagnosis is usually based on a detailed history of food intake, medications taken and any disorder related to gastritis.
- stool test
- Needle biopsy
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF GASTRITIS?
Atrophic gastritis: Chronic inflammation can lead to loss of boththe stomach lining and glands.
Pernicious anemia: Erosive gastritis can cause chronic bleeding, which in turn can cause anemia.
Peptic ulcers: ulcers can form in the lining of the stomach and duodenum
Gastric cancer : The risk of both benign and malignant growths increases in people with gastritis.
WHAT ARE THE PREVENTIONS OF GASTRITIS?
- Avoid taking spicy and junk food
- Start eating healthier and take multiple small meals throughout the day
- Reduction in alcohol consumption
- Doing exercises that helps in stress reduction
- Stop taking caffeine
- Stop taking too much pain killers
- Go for low fat meals
- Take foods with low acidity
HOW CAN I CURE GASTRITIS AT HOME?
- Follow anti- inflammatory diet
- Drink coconut water as much as you can
- Use of aloe vera
- use of essential oils like lemongrass oil, clove oil etc.
- Turmeric is both anti – oxidant and anti- inflammatory that helps in gastritis treatment.
AYURVEDIC TREAMENT FOR GASTRITIS
Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre has its own GASTRITIS CARE KIT for pure and natural treatment of gastritis. this kit has :
- AGNIMUKHA CHURNA
INGREDIENTS: This herbal churna is prepared from ingredients like Vacha (Acorus calamus), Pippali (Piper longum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), etc that balances vata & kapha doshas in the body.
BENEFITS: It gives effective results in indigestion, anorexia, abdominal pain, constipation, loss of appetite, flatulence, bloating, intestinal gas, intestinal gas, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Take a half teaspoon of this churna twice daily with normal water.
- DIGESTION SUPPORT TABLET
INGREDIENTS: This tablet is unique blend of best digestive herbs like kutaz chal, bilav, dhania, mustak, shankh bhasm, piper mint, and dadim that maintain natural Ph balance in the stomach and aid digestion of all types of food.
BENEFITS: The herbs present in this control acidity, gas, flatulence and constipation. These all complex problems are root cause of all diseases. If digestive system is proper it leads to proper assimilation of the nutrients in the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take tablet twice daily.
- SHEET DHARA SYRUP
INGREDIENTS: This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc.
BENEFITS: The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces
abdominal pain, & cramps.
Recommended dosage: Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.
- PITTA BALANCE TABLET
BENEFITS: Pitta doshas is responsible for digestion, metabolism, blood quality, thirst, appetite, eyesight, skin color and quality, body temperature, and mental abilities of intelligence and courage. Pitta doshas is composed of a fire element that digests almost everything that a person eats or drink. The eaten food is transformed into energy for the body to use in various functions of the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
- TRIKATU SYRUP:
BENEFITS: Trikatu combines the goodness of Black pepper, Ginger and, Long pepper to create an herbal remedy for digestive ailments, sluggish metabolism, obesity, and high cholesterol. This syrup has best results in anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and expectorant. It also help to tackle the weight problems or obesity. It can modulate your body’s immune response while cutting the characteristic inflammation associated with the back pain.
Recommended Dosage –Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day before meal with normal water.