Gastritis, a common illness. Have you been feeling a burning stomach lately? Sometimes you upset the cramps located behind your sternum, or worse, do you have a regurgitation?
Do not neglect these symptoms, go to the gastroenterologist for evaluation. These may be signs of a gastritis or worse of gastric ulcer, and it is advisable to do everything you can to prevent these conditions.
Gastrita means an inflammation of the stomach lining. In more serious cases, when the stomach lining is damaged and exposed to gastric acid, the symptoms may include bleeding and the disease is called gastric ulcer.
Here's how you recognize gastritis:
Sometimes, gastritis is completely asymptomatic. However, there are people who have manifestations such as:
- Abdominal pain, cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach burns
Gastritis is of two kinds: acute and chronic. The acute has a sudden onset, and the chronic one installs and worsens over time, in the absence of proper treatment.
The main culprits of gastritis are: high levels of stress, alcohol consumption, abuse of anti-inflammatory drugs. But at the base of the disease can also be a bacterial infection, as is the case with Helicobacter pylori.
The first signs of acute gastritis are: feeling too full in the stomach, pains and burns at the top of the stomach, bloating, and pain usually gets worse after a meal. Sometimes they may also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting.
Chronic gastritis is the main culprit for the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, smoking, alcohol, H-pylori infection, autoimmune disease or pernicious anemia. As a rule, the disease has the same manifestations as in the acute form, there are stomach pains, burns, but sometimes there may also be hemorrhages that complicate the clinical picture.
Here's how to prevent gastritis:
- Do not consume coffee on an empty stomach. Only after you have eaten can you have a cup of coffee.
- Do not skip breakfast, no matter how hasty you are.
- Do not consume citrus on the naked stomach, because if you have a sensitive stomach you risk aggravating the condition and having an acid reaction.
- Do not omit any meal. Try to eat the 3 meals a day at the same time. Also, take two snacks a day. Do not abuse roasters, spices, fast food.
- He slowly kisses, does not eat and does not drink water during the meal.
- Eliminate stress and if you can not, look for some relaxation techniques. If you do not, you go to a therapist.
- Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs except in serious situations when your doctor advises them.
- Does not abuse alcohol, smoke. And coffee should be consumed in small quantities.