Gastritis - Causes, Symptom, Cure, Treatment of Gastritis
What is Gastritis ?
Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It is a troublesome condition which may
lead to many complications including ulcers if not treated in time. Constipation aggravates the
condition more than any other disorder.
The inflammatory lesions may be either acute erosive gastritis or chronic atrophic gastritis. The
latter type has been found to be present in half the patients suffering from severe iron deficiency
Causes of Gastritis
The most frequent cause of gastritis are as follows :
- habitual overeating,
of badly combined or improperly cooked foods,
- excessive intake of strong tea, coffee or
- habitual use of large quantities of condiments, sauces, etc.
- It may sometimes
follow certain diseases such as measles, diptheria, influenza, virus pneumonia, etc.
- Most often it
also results from worry, anxiety, grief and prolonged tension.
- Use of certain drugs, strong acids
and caustic substances may also give rise to gastritis.
Gastritis Symptom - What are the sign & symptom of Gastritis
Treatment and Cure of Gastritis
The patient should undertake a fast in both acute and chronic cases of gastritis. In acute cases,
the patient will usually recover after a short fast of two or three days.
In chronic Gastritis condition, the
fast may have to be continued for a longer period of seven days or so. In the alternative, short
fasts may be repeated at an interval of one or two months, depending on the progress being
The fast may be conducted on fruit juices. By fasting, the intake of irritants is at once effectively
stopped, the stomach is rested and the toxic condition, causing the inflammation, is allowed to
subside. Elimination is increased by fasting and the excess of toxic matter accumulated in the
system is thrown out.
After the acute symptoms of Gastritis subside, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for further three days.
Juicy fruits such as apple, pear, grapes, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, peach and melon may be
taken during this period at five-hourly intervals. The patient can thereafter gradually embark
upon a well-balanced diet of three basic food groups, namely :
- seeds, nuts and grains,
- vegetables, and
Some home remedies for the treatment of Gastritis are:
- Carrot juice in combination with the juice of spinach is considered highly beneficial in the
treatment of gastritis. 200 ml. of spinach juice should be mixed with 300 ml. of carrot juice in this
- Eight to 10 glasses of water should be
taken daily but water should not be taken with meals as it dilutes the digestive juices and delays
digestion. And above all, haste should be avoided while eating and meals should be served in a
pleasing and relaxed atmosphere.
- Coconut water is an excellent food remedy for gastritis. It gives the stomach necessary rest and
provides vitamins and minerals. The stomach will be greatly helped in returning to its normal
condition if nothing except coconut water is given during the first 24 hours.
The patient should not undertake any hard physical and mental work. He should , however,
undertake breathing and other light exercises like walking, swimming, and golf. He should avoid
worries and mental tension.