Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach; nausea and loss of appetite and discomfort after eating or an inflammation of the stomach caused by viruses, bacteria and certain substances such as alcohol. Gastritis causes  loss of appetite, discomfort after eating, nausea and vomiting. Main cause of true gastritis is infection from a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori.Gastritis in simple words is a pain or discomfort in the upper part of the belly (abdomen), also known as dyspepsia. 

Symptoms of Gastritis

Symptoms of Gastritis are described below:

·         Abdominal upset

·         Abdominal pain

·         Belching

·         Abdominal bloating

·         Nausea

·         Vomiting

·         Feeling of fullness

·         Burning sensation in the upper abdomen .

·         Blood in vomit or black stools.


Causes of Gastritis

Some causes of Gastritis are:

  • Medications:Aspirin (more than 300 drug products contain some form of aspirin),Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen),Steroids (prednisone is one example),Potassium supplements, Iron tablets,Cancer chemotherapy medications
  • Swallowing poisons or objects:Corrosives (acid or lye),Alcohols of various types,Swallowed foreign bodies (paper clips or pins).
  • Irregular or excessive eating: a dietetic indiscretion such as habitual overeating; eating of badly combined or improperly cooked foods; excessive intake of strong tea, coffee, or alcoholic drinks; or habitual use of large quantities of condiments and sauces.
  • Worry, Anxiety, grief, and prolonged tension, use of certain drugs, strong acids, and caustic substances.
  • Digestive Disorders: Improper bowel movements can be treated with the aid of balanced diet to treat severe gastritis. Have a sigh of relief with the treatment of gastritis. 

Home Remedies for Gastritis

The most effective home remedies for Gastritis are:

  • Gastritis treatment using Coconut: It gives the stomach the necessary rest and provides vitamins and minerals.
  • Gastritis treatment using Rice: One cup of rice gruel is recommended twice daily.
  • Gastritis treatment using Potato: The recommended dose is half a cup of the juice, two or three times daily, half an hour before meals.
  • Gastritis treatment using Marigold: An infusion of the herb in doses of a tablespoon may be taken twice daily.
  • Early in the morning when you wake up, eat two plantains and then take a glassful of milk after about ten minutes. Continue this treatment for a few days. It is a sure remedy to get a permanent cure for Gastritis.
  • Extract the juice of an orange. In this add some roasted cumin seeds and a pinch of rock salt. Drink this whenever you have Gastritis problems. This is one of the best home remedies for gastritis.

Gastritis Treatment and Advice

Treatment and advice for Gastritis are laid below:

  • Application of heat with a hot compress or hot water bottle, twice a daily, either on an empty stomach or two hours after meals, will also be beneficial.
  • The patient should not undertake any hard physical and mental work.He should avoid worries and mental tension.
  • He should, however, undertake breathing and other light exercises like walking, swimming, and golf.

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