As per definition, gastritis is a condition where the lining of a person’s stomach is affected and becomes inflated due to various causes such as excessive alcohol consumption, extended dosages for pain killers, Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) bacteria, infection, or even stress. A person experiencing gastric problem may experience nausea, sharp stomach ache, vomiting, stomach burning sensation, indigestion, bloating, loss of appetite, and feeling full even after a small meal. While there are many ways to avoid the gastric problem, a few useful home remedies can get you free from gastric trouble.
Consuming foods that have anti-inflammatory and calming properties are very effective in gastric problem. Anti-inflammatory foods such as green leafy vegetables, almonds, walnuts, salmon, tuna, olive oil, tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, etc. are excellent gastric remedy. If you experience gastric troubles, you should stay away from foods including refined carbohydrates, French fries, soda, sweetened beverages, red meat, margarine, gluten, spicy foods, alcohol, etc.
Include garlic in your Diet
Garlic is enriched with antimicrobial and antifungal agents to, which the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria are highly sensitive. Intake of garlic represses the bacteria and keeps the body way from gastric troubles. You can include garlic in your everyday cooking recipes or take a small clove every day on empty stomach. Gas-O-Fast advises you to start small with garlic as this gastric remedy does not suit everyone and hence, precaution is important.
Probiotics foods can help improve digestive process and regular bowel movement that prevent gastric problem in people. Probiotic food release good bacteria into the digestive tract that combat the spread of the Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori). You can eat foods such as yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, kefir, tempeh, miso, pickles, traditional buttermilk, natto, etc.
Widely popular for weight loss, this home remedy is also effective in relieving you of the gastric trouble. Green tea possesses anti-inflammatory properties, neutralizes the effect of acid in stomach, and calms the muscles. Add Manuka honey to your green tea to make a more effective gastric remedy at home. Manuka honey contains antibacterial properties that help fight infection. You can buy green tea bags and manuka honey from the market and dip one tea bag in a cup of water until the extract is gained, then add honey to it and stir well. Drink this hot after 30 minutes of each meal for best results.
Use essential oils
Oils extracted from ingredients such as ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway are excellent gastric remedy. These essential oils have digestive properties; soothing effects; and stimulate gastric juices; healthy bile and acids in stomach. These oils also amp up the digestive process, boost metabolism, and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. These oils also relieve symptoms of stomach gas and bloating. You can include these oils in your diet by consuming their seeds or if you do want to eat them, you can dilute them with carrier oil such as coconut and apply it your skin.
Eat lighter meals
Eating heavy meals and food that are spicy and oily can cause weakening of the stomach lining leading to gastric troubles. Avoid eating meals that are rich in carbohydrates, instead opt for fiber, mineral, and protein rich diets. Gas-O-Fast suggests you eat small meals in regular intervals throughout the day to improve the digestive process and keep the stomach lining healthy to avoid any gastric problem. Also, take digestive aids such as Gas-O-Fast Saunf to help with the digestion process.
Avoid smoking and overuse of painkillers
Smoking amongst the various harmful effects, also severely affects the gastrointestinal tract thus leading to gastric troubles. If you are experiencing any gastric trouble symptoms, quitting smoking will really help as smoking weakens the stomach lining which is already compromised. It also hampers the digestive process leading to heartburn, stomach burning, ulcers, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). On the other hand, prolonged usage of painkillers is also very harmful for gastritis; consumption of over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. for a very long period of time damages the stomach lining causing severe gastric troubles.
Reducing stress is a really important factor if it is the reason that is causing gastric troubles in the first place. Increased stress levels cause gastritis flare-ups that deteriorate the stomach lining causing the irregular digestive process and gastric problems. Extreme physiologic stress effects could be minor or severe depending on the impact. You can manage stress by several ways some of which are massage, meditation, walk, yoga, breathing exercises, dance, etc.
Apart from these home remedies for gastric problem, keep Gas-O-Fast flavored sachets handy to manage acidity quickly. More so, certain lifestyle changes such as good sleep, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight also prove to be helpful in curing gas problems. It is advised to see a doctor if the gastric problems last more than a week, you vomit blood, or there is blood in your stool.
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