Gastritis

Definition of Gastritis:

Inflammation of the stomach lining.  White blood cells move into the wall of the stomach as a response to some type of injury; this does not mean that there is an ulcer or cancer – it is simply inflammation, either acute or chronic.  Symptoms depend on how acute it is and how long it has been present.  In the acute phase, there may be pain in the upper abdomen, nausea and vomiting.  In the chronic phase, the pain may be dull and there may be loss of appetite with a feeling of fullness after only a few bites of food.  Very often, there are no symptoms at all.  If the pain is severe, there may be an ulcer as well as gastritis.

Topics Related to Gastritis

Atrophic Gastritis

...the condition
“...A study showed that elderly atrophic gastritis subjects are more easily populated with specific lactobacilli than normal subjects...”
...our question about Onset of non-specific abdominal pain after meals
“In cases of chronic gastritis, pain usually appears almost immediately after a meal, especially if the food is coarse or sour...”
...relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia
“...In cases of Type B gastritis, PCA are lacking and there is no association with pernicious anemia or other autoimmune endocrine disorders...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...Recent evidence suggests that beta-carotene and/or vitamin C along with vitamin E may reverse or reduce the risk of atrophic gastritis and/or gastric cancer...”
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Bacterial Dysbiosis

...our question about Proton pump inhibitor use
“Research suggests that gastritis and ulcers are triggered by bacterial overgrowth, rather than by stomach acidity...”

Bayberry

...as a treatment
“...A tea of bayberry root bark was used as an astringent and emetic for chronic gastritis and diarrhea...”

Bladderwrack

...as a treatment
“...As well as the conditions mentioned below, bladderwrack has traditionally been used for: Diarrhea; gastritis; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); improved wound healing (topical application)...”

Calcium-2AEP

...as a treatment
“...Nieper also used Calcium 2-AEP to treat cases of SLE, colitis, pulmonary fibrosis, myocarditis, gastritis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis...”

Cayenne Pepper

...as a treatment
“...People with ulcers, heartburn or gastritis should use any cayenne-containing product cautiously as it may worsen their condition...”

Chlorophyll

...as a treatment
“...Chlorophyll is also said to benefit obesity, diabetes, gastritis, hemorrhoids, asthma, skin disorders such as eczema, rashes and skin infections...”

Chronic Inflammation

...recommendation Aspirin
“Drugs that reduce inflammation are effective, but even the relatively "safe" ones such as aspirin can cause gastritis or even an ulcer...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...colitis*, conjunctivitis*, cornea injury*, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, diabetes*, diarrhea*, digestive aid, diphtheria, dysentery, ear infections*, eczema – various locations*, fibrositis, flu*, gastritis, gingivitis, gonorrhea*, gum recession, halitosis, hay fever*, hemorrhoids*, hepatitis, herpes, impetigo*, keratitis, leprosy, lupus, Lyme disease, lymphangitis*, malaria, Meniere's...”

Crohn's Disease

...recommendation Slippery Elm
“...It is part of the herbal combination called "Robert's Formula", which is widely prized by naturopathic physicians for such intestinal inflammations as gastritis, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis...”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...recommendation Cayenne Pepper
“Although a few sources have recommended cayenne pepper as a potential treatment for dyspepsia, gastritis and even peptic ulcers, most modern herbal texts suggest avoiding the herb for persons with these conditions...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...pylori overgrow causing inflammation, gastritis and ulceration also...”
...recommendation Alcohol Avoidance
“...However, since alcohol can cause gastritis, moderation in alcohol consumption is often recommended...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Cuban doctors are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers...”

Gastritis

...the condition
Gastritis is defined as inflammation of the lining of the stomach...”
...our question about Onset of non-specific abdominal pain after meals
“If symptoms come on suddenly and severely, it is classed as acute gastritis...”
...relationship to Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers
“Severe inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) can result in ulceration...”
...recommendation Robert's Formula
“See the link between Gastritis and Slippery Elm...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Cubans are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers...”
...recommendation Neem
“Neem extracts reduce the concentration of acid in the stomach and have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can provide relief from the effects of gastritis...”
...recommendation Slippery Elm
“...It is part of the herbal combination called "Robert's Formula", which is widely prized by naturopathic physicians for such intestinal inflammations as gastritis, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis...”
...recommendation Mastic Gum
“For peptic ulcers and gastritis, 500mg to 1gm twice per day for 2 weeks causes structural changes in H...”
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Giardiasis Infection

...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Cuban doctors are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers...”

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...the condition
“...Within a few days, gastritis and perhaps eventually a peptic ulcer results...”
...our question about Gastritis
“Helicobacter Pylori is believed to be the cause of superficial gastritis...”

Malabsorption

...related topic
“Improper utilization of needed and available nutrients, either from impaired digestive function (such as B12 being unabsorbed because of gastritis), impaired absorption (poor Vitamin E absorption because of an inflamed ileum) or impaired transport (the diminished blood proteins of the advanced alcoholic)...”

Occult Blood Tests

...as a treatment
“...Positive test results may also indicate the following ... Gastritis...”

Spicy Foods Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...Chronic gastritis, gastric ulcers or esophagitis...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...It causes inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), ulcers and also increases the risk of stomach cancer...”

Stress

...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: When organic disease is already installed as a result of stress – be it a simple gastritis, a cardiac or lung disease, asthma, allergies, or any suspected stress-related condition – it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible...”

Subclinical

...related topic
“...Those years of poor digestion, heartburn, and the systematic suppression of upper intestinal function by adrenalin stress have not yet become overt gastritis, ulcers, or IBS...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...People with seizure disorders or gastrointestinal problems (such as ulcers or gastritis) should avoid thuja...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...recommendation Slippery Elm
“...It is part of the herbal combination called "Robert's Formula", which is widely prized by naturopathic physicians for such intestinal inflammations as gastritis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

...as a treatment
“...Inflammatory disease Acne; Allergic gastritis; Arthritis; Autoimmune thyroiditis; Bursitis; Boils; Mastitis; Osteomyelitis; Pancreatitis; Periodontitis; Peritonitis; Rhinitis, sinusitis; Septicemia; Diseases due to inadequate...”
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