Gastritis is the inflammation or swelling of the inner lining of the stomach. It can either be acute or chronic in nature. Acute inflammation is sudden and severe while chronic inflammation leads to long term inflammation lasting for years. Acute gastritis is usually erosive and hemorrhagic.
If gastritis is left untreated, it can lead to formation of ulcer, severe blood loss and may increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.
Acute gastritis often produce no symptoms but sometimes it may cause:
Gastritis is caused by irritation of stomach wall commonly by excessive alcohol consumption, stress, regular use of certain medications, H. pylori infection, stress, bile reflux,
Gastritis may be diagnosed by:
Conventional treatment includes use of antacids and antibiotics. However, long-term use of these medications, especially at high doses, can lead to an increased risk of spine, hip, and wrist fractures. It can also lead to increased risk of developing nutrients deficiency, dementia or kidney failure.
There are many symptomatic as well as constitutional homeopathic medicines available, that can be used for treatment of gastritis whether acute or chronic such as nat phos, nux vomica, ars alb, carbo veg, pulsatilla, antim crud, bryonia, lycopodium etc. All these medicines provide cure from gastritis without any side effects.
Food items to be added in diet: probiotic yogurt, food items rich in fibres and with low fat content, herbal tea, coconut water etc.