Most of us have stomach problems at one point in our life or the other, but a lot of us think that these are very trivial. In fact, a vast majority of us shy away from discussing these in public and often suffer in silence. We don't realize that with our negligence, we overlook a lot of underlying symptoms that could possibly point towards something huge. But it doesn’t mean that gastric problems are always serious or that you need a medical treatment every time your stomach feels weird. What are some common gastric problems and what can you do to cure them? Let’s have a clearer look!
Here are some common gastric problems-
• Acid Reflux
It is a common condition with symptoms including heartburn in the lower chest area. It occurs when the acid in the stomach flows back to the food pipe. It can lead to ruptures in the food pipe, causing a burning sensation and sometimes even bleeding. It is diagnosed as GERD( Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) when it occurs more than twice a week.
• Gas Pain
Gas is often an uncomfortable process of digestion, although it is very normal. It becomes bothersome when trapped gas in the digestive tract causes various conditions like bloating, abdominal and chest pain.
It is an irritation in the food pipe caused by stomach acids. It is also called acid indigestion and can cause a burning sensation in the central chest area, hence the name! Its symptoms are often confused with that of a heart attack, but heartburn has nothing to do with the heart.
Now you know that the most common symptoms of gastric problems include upper abdominal pain, burping, bloating, chest pain and feeling full even after very small meals. If your gastric problems are caused by acidity or indigestion, it is very easy to cure them. Here’s how you can cure gastric problems permanently!
Change in lifestyle
Habits like smoking and regular consumption of alcohol cause serious damage to the lungs and liver respectively. But it is little known that these can affect the digestive tract as well. Smoking causes acid reflux and heartburn but more importantly can aggravate gastric problems like pancreatitis and peptic ulcers. Alcohol, on the other hand, causes irritation in the digestive tract. This leads to the production of more acid in the stomach than normal. It can cause gastritis and triggers vomiting and stomach ache. So it is advisable to cut off on these habits.
Getting enough sleep
Sounds unbelievable, but not getting enough sleep can also trigger gastric problems. Sleep deprivation slows down the normal body functions, including those of the digestive tract. If you already have mild symptoms of gastric problems, having an irregular sleep cycle can trigger conditions like GERD. An average person requires at least 8 hours of sleep every day for the proper functioning of all body organs.
Avoid drinking fizzy drinks
If you regularly consume carbonated drinks, this is a habit you must give up. The body already produces gas in the stomach, which it expels as a part of digestion. But aerated drinks have large quantities of gas in them, apart from huge quantities of sugar. The consumption of such drinks disturbs the pH balance in the stomach, causing gastric pains and acidity. Instead of fizzy drinks, natural drinks such as lemonade, coconut water, buttermilk, and other fruit juices should be consumed.
Eating meals at proper times
The long span between the meals leads to an increase in acidity, while a shorter span of the same hinders proper digestion. Eating excess fatty, oily and spicy foods causes a number of gastric problems. A balanced diet should always be maintained. We are often told to not gulp down large quantities of food and to not talk while eating. The reason behind being, we swallow air while doing these. This increases the gas content in the stomach, and if the body isn’t able to expel it, it causes gas pains.
This aroma inducing root can cure heartburn, whatever form it may be taken in. Tea, powdered, pickled, raw, you name it. Its anti-inflammatory property calms the nerves while countering the acid action.
Turmeric has been used as a medicine since ages. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that its anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent remedy for curing heartburns, acid refluxes, and peptic ulcers.
Jeera (cumin) one of the main ingredients in jaljeera helps fight acidity and thus provides a soothing effect on the stomach.
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