Gastritis

disease management

It is the most common problem which is faced by 8 out of 10 people. But what is gastritis? It is the inflammation of the stomach lining which can be either acute or chronic.

 

Reasons :

In extreme cases, it is caused due to bacterial infections or fungal infections, bile reflux, autoimmune disorder like diabetes but common reason of this issue among high percentage of population is excess of smoking, excess consumption of alcohol, more caffeine consumption like tea or coffee, stress, eating habits, certain allergies from any food item, etc.

 

Symptoms:

In this case, you might face abdominal cramps and pain. You might feel puckish or may have vomiting. Diarrhoea is another symptom. Any type of inflammation causes fever too. You will notice loss of appetite and most common symptom is gas or belching.

 

Treatment:

Now, to overcome this problem, always eat your meal regularly and moderately. Limit consumption of alcohol, smoke, caffeine, citrus fruits like oranges or grapefruits, black and red pepper, Chili powder, garlic, strong flavoured veggies like capsicum, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lady finger tomatoes, dairy products made from whole milk. Regular exercise is as important as taking care of diet to keep the gut safe. So, make moderate walking a habit. At least 3 to 5 times a week. Drink good amount of water.

 

Precautions:

Avoid consuming proteins like pulses and poultry products at night
Never lie down immediately after eating meal
Eat your meal at least 1 to 2 hrs before sleeping
Do not consume milk at night after major meals.

Sample diet plan for individual suffering from Gastritis
While suffering from stomach ailments, one must eat small and frequent meals.

 

Diet Chart:

Early morning(empty stomach): Lemon drops + lukewarm water
Breakfast: Salted vermicelli (sainviyaan)+ veggies
Mid morning: Chai
Lunch: 1 chapatti + any dal + salad (steamed)
Evening: Watermelon
Late evening: 6 almonds
Dinner: 1 chapatti + Bottlegaurd+ salad (steamed)
Post dinner (optional): 1 fruit

 

But make sure, that not all food products affect everyone in the same way. You will need to learn which foods cause you the symptoms, for instance A might face gastric issues after eating chickpea or kidney beans but on the other hand B may not face gastric symptoms at all.