Gastritis: causes, symptoms and treatment

The occur­rence of gas­tric dis­eases is almost always pre­ced­ed by gas­tri­tis. To avoid it, you need to choose a suit­able diet, elim­i­nat­ing many harm­ful foods and alco­hol.


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Gas­tri­tis is espe­cial­ly rel­e­vant for those patients in whom it devel­ops accord­ing to the prin­ci­ple “where it is thin, it breaks there.” If the stom­ach is a weak link (and this is already notice­able from child­hood), then its own­er should be atten­tive to the diet and diet. In the event that the stom­ach remains emp­ty for more than five hours, the hydrochlo­ric acid of its juice begins to cor­rode the rather resis­tant mucous mem­brane. Fam­i­ly cas­es of the dis­ease are not uncom­mon, when sev­er­al gen­er­a­tions suf­fer from gas­tri­tis.

Cur­rent food prod­ucts, in which, in order to increase the shelf life, com­po­nents are added that increase the acid­i­ty of the stom­ach, also lead to gas­tri­tis. This caus­es inflam­ma­tion — gas­tri­tis.

The dis­ease can be man­i­fest­ed by pain, heav­i­ness and dis­com­fort in the mid-upper seg­ment of the abdomen.

Heart­burn often wor­ries — when caus­tic gas­tric juice from an irri­tat­ed organ is thrown into the esoph­a­gus. The tongue is cov­ered with plaque, bad breath appears, and belch­ing both­ers.



Self-med­ica­tion for gas­tri­tis is unac­cept­able, since the dis­ease can imper­cep­ti­bly pass into an ulcer and stom­ach can­cer over time.

It is nec­es­sary to exam­ine for the pres­ence of pyloric Heli­cobac­ter pylori in the stom­ach.

This microbe lives in an envi­ron­ment that is extreme­ly acidic for oth­er uni­cel­lu­lar organ­isms and can cause malig­nant degen­er­a­tion of stom­ach cells.


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Detect­ed by gas­troscopy. Heli­cobac­ter is destroyed by a com­bi­na­tion of two pow­er­ful antibi­otics and a spe­cial drug that reduces the acid­i­ty of gas­tric juice.
Long-term main­te­nance treat­ment with an anti-acid agent is then indi­cat­ed.
At this stage, appoint­ments by a com­pe­tent doc­tor and strict adher­ence to nutri­tion­al rec­om­men­da­tions are manda­to­ry.

Nutrition for gastritis

Here are some impor­tant tips that will help read­ers get rid of stom­ach pain and pre­vent it from hap­pen­ing again.

Eat small meals every 3–4 hours, that is 5–6 times a day.

With gas­tri­tis, salty, pick­led, smoked, fried, canned, fat­ty foods and dish­es, as well as may­on­naise, sauces, mus­tard, horse­rad­ish, pep­per and oth­er spicy sea­son­ings and spices are con­traindi­cat­ed.

Stom­ach acid­i­ty is increased by apples and white cab­bage (regard­less of how they are pre­pared), cof­fee, sweets, pas­tries, sweets, choco­late, cakes, pas­tries, cheese.


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Alco­hol is con­traindi­cat­ed in gas­tri­tis. Smok­ing also con­tributes to inflam­ma­tion in the gas­tric mucosa.

With gas­tri­tis and for the pur­pose of its pre­ven­tion, eat a vari­ety of cere­als (the excep­tion is pearl bar­ley and mil­let, which are rough for the stom­ach). Use­ful buck­wheat, oat­meal, rice por­ridge, oat­meal, boiled both in water and dilut­ed (in half with water) milk.



Sweet­en low-fat cot­tage cheese and kefir in com­bi­na­tion with bananas, straw­ber­ries.

Boiled meat prod­ucts (chick­en, veal, rab­bit, turkey), fish con­tain the pro­teins nec­es­sary to restore the gas­tric mucosa.

An ide­al side dish for meat with gas­tri­tis is boiled car­rots, pump­kin and beets, as well as mashed pota­toes.

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