What is Chronic Gastritis?
Gastritis means inflammation of the mucus lining of the stomach. Patients suffering from chronic Gastritis feel uneasy and uncomfortable during most of the day, and might also experience a persistent feeling of weakness.The main causative factors of chronic Gastritis include excessive consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, sour, spicy, acidic foods and white flour products. Stress, anger and exposure to heat also lead to the aggravation of this condition.
Ayurveda View of Chronic Gastritis
In Ayurveda, this condition is known as Urdhva Amlapitta where ‘amla’ means sour and ‘pitta’ refers to the dosha of the same name. In this condition, the Pitta dosha (biohumor representing Fire and Water elements) whose seat is in the stomach and the digestive fire tends to over-secrete leading to acidity in the body.
what is the cause of chronic gastritis?
Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. It may also be caused by any of the following:
- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori): A bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach; without treatment, the infection can lead to ulcers, and in some people, stomach cancer.
- Bile reflux: A backflow of bile into the stomach from the bile tract (that connects to the liver and gallbladder)
- Infections caused by bacteria and viruses
Symptoms of chronic gastritis
Chronic gastritis doesn’t always result in symptoms. But people who do have symptoms often experience:
upper abdominal pain
loss of appetite
Ayurvedic Treatment of chronic gastritis
If you have upper abdominal discomfort or pain, stomach fullness, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, belching, waterbrash or irregular bowel movement, then you must be suffering from acidity or gastritis. It is a problem that becomes worse when an individual has poor eating habits and an improper lifestyle.
Home Remedies for chronic gastritis
Eight best home remedies for gastritis. Follow an anti-inflammatory diet. Take a garlic extract supplement. Try probiotics. Drink green tea with manuka honey. Use essential oils. Eat lighter meals. Avoid smoking and overuse of painkillers. Reduce stress.