by Dr Vaid Ji on Nov 13, 2023
WHAT IS GASTRITIS ?Gastritis is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It can be caused by various factors such as infection, long-term use of certain medications, excessive alcohol consumption or stress. Symptoms may include stomach pain, nausea and indigestion.
CAUSES OF GASTRITIS :
Gastritis can have various causes, including:
- Infection: Helicobacter pylori bacteria can infect the stomach lining and contribute to gastritis.
- Irritants: Prolonged use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin or ibuprofen as well as corticosteroids can irritate the stomach lining.
- Excessive Alcohol: Heavy alcohol consumption can inflame the stomach lining and lead to gastritis.
- Stress: Severe stress or trauma can be a contributing factor.
- Autoimmune Reaction: In some cases, the immune system mistakenly attacks the stomach lining leading to gastritis.
- Bile Reflux: The backflow of bile into the stomach can cause irritation and inflammation.
- Chronic Vomiting: Frequent vomiting, as seen in conditions like bulimia can damage the stomach lining.
- Injuries: Physical injuries or burns can result in gastritis.
TYPES OF GASTRITIS :
Gastritis can be classified into different types based on the underlying causes and characteristics of inflammation. Common types include:
- Acute Gastritis: Sudden onset of inflammation, often caused by infections, NSAIDs or alcohol. It can resolve with appropriate treatment.
- Chronic Gastritis: Ongoing inflammation that develops gradually and may last for years. It can be associated with long-term infections, autoimmune disorders or the presence of certain bacteria.
- Erosive Gastritis: Characterized by the erosion of the stomach lining, often due to prolonged NSAID use, excessive alcohol consumption or severe stress.
- Helicobacter pylori-Associated Gastritis: Caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, a common bacterial infection that affects the stomach lining.
- Autoimmune Gastritis: Resulting from the immune system attacking the stomach lining, leading to chronic inflammation. It can be associated with other autoimmune conditions.
- Granulomatous Gastritis: Characterized by the formation of granulomas, small masses of immune cells. This type is relatively rare.
- Reactive Gastritis: Inflammation that occurs as a response to other medical conditions or injuries, rather than being a primary disorder.
SYMPTOMS OF GASTRITIS :
Symptoms of gastritis can vary, but common ones include:
- Stomach Pain: Discomfort or a burning sensation in the upper abdomen.
- Nausea and Vomiting: Feeling uneasy or vomiting may occur.
- Indigestion: A sense of fullness, bloating or discomfort during or after meals.
- Loss of Appetite: Reduced desire to eat.
- Belching and Bloating: Excessive gas and feeling bloated.
- Heartburn: A burning sensation in the chest, often after eating.
- Dark Stools: Gastrointestinal bleeding may lead to dark or black stools.
- Hiccups: Persistent hiccups can sometimes be a symptom.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF GASTRITIS (AMLAPITTA)In Ayurveda, gastritis can be considered as Ayurvedic approaches to treating gastritis typically focus on balancing the doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and promoting digestive health. Some general Ayurvedic recommendations for gastritis include:
- AYURVEDIC FORMULATIONS :
- Avipattikara churna
- Sutshekhar rasa
- Kamadugha rasa
- Prawal panchamrit rasa
- Laghusootshekhar rasa
- Patoladi kshaya
- Shatavari choorna
- Yashtimadhu choorna
- Sariva choorna
- Amla choorna
- Chandan choorna
- Guduchi satva
- DIETARY CHANGES : Follow a Pitta-pacifying diet, which includes cooling and soothing foods. This may involve avoiding spicy, fried, and acidic foods and opting for cooling herbs like coriander and fennel.
- HERBAL REMEDIES :
- Aloe Vera: Known for its soothing properties, aloe vera juice may help alleviate inflammation.
- Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Used for its anti-inflammatory and protective effects on the stomach lining.
- SPICES AND HERBS :
- Cumin and coriander seeds: Incorporate these into your diet for their digestive benefits.
- Ginger: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger can be beneficial for the digestive system.
- LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS :
- Stress Management: Practices like meditation and yoga can help manage stress, which is often associated with gastritis.
- Regular Eating Habits: Establishing regular eating patterns and avoiding overeating can support digestion.
CAC TREATMENT OF GASTRITIS
GASTRITIS CARE KIT
Chandigarh Ayurved center’s Gastritis care kit consists of ayurvedic medicines which are 100% safe and authentic and are very effective for management of gastritis. The medicines present in CAC Gastritis care kit are digestion support tablet, pitta balance tablet, trikatu syrup, agnimukh churna and sheet dhara.
- Agnimukha Churna
This herbal churna is prepared from ingredients like Vacha (Acorus calamus), Pippali (Piper longum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), etc that balances vata & kapha doshas in the body. It gives effective results in indigestion, anorexia, abdominal pain, constipation, loss of appetite, flatulence, bloating, intestinal gas, intestinal gas, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Take a half teaspoon of this churna twice daily with normal water.
- Digestion Support Tablet
This tablet is unique blend of best digestive herbs like kutaz chal, bilav, dhania, mustak, shankh bhasm, piper mint, and dadim that maintain natural Ph balance in the stomach and aid digestion of all types of food. The herbs present in this control acidity, gas, flatulence and constipation. These all complex problems are root cause of all diseases. If digestive system is proper it leads to proper assimilation of the nutrients in the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take tablet twice daily.
- Sheet Dhara Syrup
This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces
abdominal pain, & cramps.
Recommended dosage: Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.
- Pitta Balance Tablet
Pitta doshas is responsible for digestion, metabolism, blood quality, thirst, appetite, eyesight, skin color and quality, body temperature, and mental abilities of intelligence and courage. Pitta doshas is composed of a fire element that digests almost everything that a person eats or drink. The eaten food is transformed into energy for the body to use in various functions of the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
- Trikatu Syrup:
Trikatu combines the goodness of Black pepper, Ginger and, Long pepper to create an herbal remedy for digestive ailments, sluggish metabolism, obesity, and high cholesterol. This syrup has best results in anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and expectorant. It also help to tackle the weight problems or obesity. It can modulate your body’s immune response while cutting the characteristic inflammation associated with the back pain.
Recommended Dosage –Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day before meal with normal water.