Discomfort in the stomach, heartburn, bowel problems – we often ignore such “disturbing calls”. Thus, our body signals that it’s time to pay attention to your organs of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Especially on the eve of spring, when first the acute illness of the digestive tract, one of the most common of which is gastritis.
What is gastritis and how why it occurs
Many believe that diseases of the digestive system is a consequence of malnutrition. Actually cause the inflammatory process in the gastric mucosa may be a number of factors. Naturally, the quality of food, the diet and the foods we eat have an impact on the digestive tract. However, inflammatory processes in the stomach can occur in those people who follow the rules of healthy eating. The main factors that trigger inflammatory processes in the mucous membrane of the stomach, considered to be:
- Bacterial infection – live in the stomach of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which scientists have managed to open only in 2005, provoke inflammation and cause gastritis and peptic ulcer disease
- Malnutrition and overeating, eating cold food, abuse of fatty, spicy and pickled food
- Alcohol often alcohol consumption disrupts the acid-alkaline balance, is having a damaging effect on the systems and organs of digestion including
- Congenital predisposition to diseases of the digestive tract (reduced or increased gastric acidity, enzymatic deficiency, etc.)
- Hormonal disturbances, autonomie processes.
The symptoms of gastritis and possible complications
Gastritis can be acute and chronic. An acute condition manifested pronounced symptoms – pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, General weakness. Chronic gastritis can occur for a long time with minor symptoms, rare disorders of bowel movement, flatulence, fatigue, which the man writes off fatigue and poor nutrition.
The use of such products as canned, alcohol, meats, flour products, fried foods, spices, especially products that cause fermentation (grapes, cabbage, black bread, etc.) further exacerbate the condition. Long-term inflammatory process in the stomach can cause pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas, impair the absorption of nutrients from food and lead to anemia (anemia). Prolonged untreated inflammation in the stomach can lead to peptic ulcer disease and facilitate the development of oncological processes.
How to avoid inflammation in the stomach
If the gastritis symptoms have already appeared, it is important to consult a gastroenterologist and get tested. In the presence of infection in the stomach of one only a diet will not help and the disease to worsen again after some time. Very negatively to the mucous membranes. Including stomach affected by Smoking and alcohol, so it is first important to get rid of bad habits.
Develop yourself a useful habit – a glass of warm water in the morning on an empty stomach, then let the most simple and easy (yogurt, bread with cheese, oatmeal) but the Breakfast, especially if you smoke. To gastritis can also lead to the uncontrolled intake of medicines, even the popular anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents. Avoid disease provoking factors – malnutrition, stress, junk food, etc.