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Gastritis is the main name used for any condition that involves inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis can be either acute (happens all of a sudden) or chronic (happens over time).
For most people, gastritis is minor and will go away quickly after treatment. There are some forms of gastritis that can produce ulcers or cause a higher risk for cancer.
Gastritis is related to heartburn and gas formation in stomach. In acidity, acid reflux or Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), or more commonly known as 'Urdhvag Amalpitta' in Ayurveda, there is a movement of gastric juices (acid in nature) from the stomach into the lower part of esophagus.
The most common causes of gastritis are:
Less common causes are:
Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals and in many people there are no symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include:
Your diet is important for your digestive and overall health. What you put in your stomach can make a difference in the health of your digestive system. For instance, some forms of gastritis are caused by drinking alcohol too often or too much at one time. Avoiding some foods and beverages and eating others can help manage the condition.
There are some foods that may help manage your gastritis and lessen the symptoms. These include:
Some studies show that probiotics may help with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). H. pylori is bacteria that causes an infection in the digestive system which can lead to gastritis or stomach ulcers.
Foods that are high in fat may worsen inflammation in the lining of the stomach. Some other foods to avoid because they can irritate the stomach are: