Gastritis is a general term for a group of conditions with one thing in common: Inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Gastritis is most often the result of infection with a bacterium, H.Pylori that causes most stomach ulcers or the regular use of certain pain relievers.
Gastritis doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms in everyone. The most common symptoms are:
Certain conditions and activities may increase your risk of developing gastritis. Other risk factors include:
Other less common risk factors include:
Take good care of your mental health. Self-care and de-stressing practices may reduce your risk of developing stress-induced gastritis
Eating smaller meals more slowly and regularly
Avoiding or limiting fried, salty, sugary and spicy foods (these are things that research shows could trigger gastritis symptoms)
Avoiding or limiting alcohol and caffeine
Probiotics have been shown to help replenish digestive flora and heal gastric ulcers. However, there’s no evidence that they have any impact on acid secretion[i].
Please explore the following conditions, which may have similar presenting symptoms to gastritis:
Marshmallow or slippery elm to soothe the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
Indigestion is given collectively to a number of digestive symptoms, including a feeling of expansion or discomfort in the upper abdomen, heartburn, and nausea. The medical term for indigestion is dyspepsia.
People often experience indigestion after eating large meals. However, several other factors can lead you to develop symptoms of indigestion.
Possible causes of indigestion:
Lifestyle: Lying down too soon after eating can make it harder to digest food. This increases your risk of abdominal discomfort.
Other lifestyle risks:
Medication: Indigestion can be a side effect of taking specific medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
[i] Khoder, G., Al-Menhali, A. A., Al-Yassir, F., & Karam, S. M. (2016). Potential role of probiotics in the management of gastric ulcer. Experimental and therapeutic medicine, 12(1), 3–17.
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