Burning sensation in the upper abdomen, bloating, nausea, vomiting and digestion problems are few common symptoms of a condition called gastritis. Gastritis is a gastrointestinal disease just like ulcer and many people mistake gastritis with ulcer as they two shares few common symptoms. This condition is especially triggered due to factors like unhealthy diet, alcoholism, smoking, infection with bacteria and many others. Controlling gastritis is very crucial if left untreated can raise the risk of stomach ulcers, anemia, and even stomach cancer. Today let us in detail discuss gastritis, its causes, symptoms and how homeopathy helps in controlling it.
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Inflammation of stomach lining named mucosa is termed as Gastritis. Inflammation of mucosa is mainly caused due to excess gastric acid production by gastric glands. This overproduction of acids irritates the lining and leads to erosion of stomach lining and pain. Gastritis pain can strike suddenly or gradually over time. The sudden outset of gastritis is termed as acute gastritis and when it occurs slowly, then it is termed as chronic gastritis.
Types of Gastritis
Gastritis based on the severity of the condition is broadly classified into types, namely
Erosive Gastritis- This is a type where excess gastric acids erode and lead to multiple lesions in the stomach lining. This erosion leads to severe pain and is comparatively less common.
Non- erosive Gastritis- This is a type where people only experience inflammation and not the erosion of the lining.
What are the causes of Gastritis?
As discussed, several factors can trigger excess gastric acid production and lead to gastritis. Here I have mentioned a few common causative factors of Gastritis
- Aging (The stomach lining becomes week and thin as we age)
- Bile reflux
- Infection with bacteria especially H.pylori bacteria
- Excess consumption of acidic foods
- Immune disorders
- Crohn’s disease
- Excess intake of few medications
- Persistent vomiting
- Exposure to radiation
- Sleeping disorders
What are the symptoms of Gastritis?
Symptoms and severity of them differ from one person to other based on the severity of the condition and type of gastritis. Few people with Gastritis do not experience any symptoms, whereas few others have severe pain and other signs. Here are few common symptoms of Gastritis
- Severe pain in the upper abdomen
- Burning sensation
- Weight loss
- Digestion problems
- Loss of appetite
- Dark colored stool
How Homeopathy controls Gastritis
Homeopathy treatment for gastritis is highly recommended, as it uses natural remedies which are safe and side effects free. Homeopathy for Gastritis works by controlling and regularising the production of gastric acid. It reduces inflammation and provides relief from symptoms. It works by eliminating the roots of the problem to provide long-term relief and eliminate the risk of its re-occurrence.