What is gastritis?
Gastritis is a group of disease that causes an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. Acute gastritis occurs suddenly, while chronic gastritis develops slowly.
Causes of 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): The inflammation of the stomach lining is most frequently caused by a bacterium called H. pylori. 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 Gastritis
The most common symptoms include:
• Nausea or Vomiting
• Abdominal bloating & flatulence
• Pain in stomach region which may extend to abdomen
• Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night
• Loss of appetite
• Vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material
• Black, tarry stools
If gastritis is left untreated, it can lead to a Gastric ulcer and may increase the risk of developing stomach cancer
The role of Homoeopathy in indigestion:-
Homeopathy has a cure for both stomach and digestive problems. The natural Homeopathic medicines for Gastritis & Indigestion are not only of great help in getting rid of Stomach pain & hyperacidity but also eliminate the root cause of the Gastritis and other digestive disorders. It works by treating the underlying cause and not just the symptoms. The treatment is gentle and the relief obtained is usually long term.
There are many homoeopathic medicines that have the potential to cure Gastritis. Out of them, few are – Arsenic album, Phosphorus, Nux vomica, Carbo veg, Pulsatilla, Lycopodium, Robinia etc.
Bhargava’s Gastica Syrup – For Gastritis and Indigestion – It is a therapeutically well formulated homeopathic medicine for Gastritis and Indigestion. It also gives relief in pain in stomach and abdomen, excessive gas formation, GERD, heartburn etc.
Alumina 2x: Relieve ulcers, heartburn, dyspepsia, & gastric complaints.
Magnesia carbonica 1x: Relieves nausea, retching, and vomiting; ulcerative pain in the stomach; sour eructations.
Calcarea carbonica 2x: Relieves frequent sour eructations; loss of appetite; heartburn; loud belching; cramps in stomach & incarcerated flatus.
Carica papaya Q: Helps to break down tough protein fibers, thereby, relieves indigestion, gastritis & other digestive problems.
Hydrastis canadensis Q: Improves appetite and digestion; removes indigestion, feeble assimilation, sour feeling, biliousness, and all forms of debility.
Gentiana lutea Q: Stimulates secretion of saliva in the mouth and hydrochloric acid in the stomach; improves appetite and strengthens digestive organs.
Robinia pseudacacia Q: For hyperchlorhydria; perverted digestion; vomiting; colic and flatulence.
Nux vomica 1x: For nausea and vomiting, bloated epigastrium; sour, bitter eructations; difficult belching of gas.
Embelia officinalis Q: Stimulates appetite and digestion of fat; relieves anorexia, indigestion, diarrhea, anemia, jaundice, burning sensation in GIT due to regurgitation of food & gastric juices.
Cinchona officinalis Q: Relieves indigestion, vomiting after eating food, the fullness of the whole abdomen, belching of bitter fluid.
Swertia chirata Q: Treats nausea, indigestion and bloating, hiccups and vomiting.
Aegle marmelos 2x: Cleans and tones up the stomach & intestines; on account of its mucilage content forms a coating on the stomach mucosa, healing peptic ulcers & chronic gastrointestinal catarrh.
Belladonna 2x: Relieves cramping and spasms of the stomach and intestines and decrease the amount of acid formed in the stomach.
CHILDREN: 1 Teaspoonful thrice a day,
ADULT: 1 Tablespoonful thrice a day or as directed by the physician
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