SURVIVING Gastritis THROUGH AYURVEDA
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Gastritis is a Greek word, meaning gastro- “stomach” and its “inflammation which was coined in 1806 by a German scientist. It is an inflammation along with injury to the lining of stomach mucosa causing abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, weight loss and blood in the stools. It can be short term or long term, painful or painless. Pain usually starts at midnight. Acute Gastritis can be sudden with severe pain affecting complete or part of stomach usually caused by infections. Chronic gastritis can be due to a multiple factors like chemical or autoimmune inflammations, stress, infections, medication and alcohol which on the long run become progressive leading to tissue damage, vitamin deficiencies, anaemia, malabsorption of micro nutrients and finally cancers.
What’s wrong with my stomach???
The lining of the stomach is protected from the acids by mucus secretion. Whenever there is an over secretion of acids or reduction in the production of mucus the normal texture of the stomach lining changes resulting structural and functional abnormalities. Research studies show that nearly 25% of the total population of Australia are affected by gastritis mainly between the age group 15-50 years with an equal male female ratio. Painless gastritis can be seen in people who are using aspirin on a regular basis. Globally more than half of the population are affected by Gastritis of varied severity.
The gastritis is mainly diagnosed with the help of microscopic examination of pathologic cells and endoscopy. Blood tests, urine analysis and stomach biopsy are other tests which are usually prescribed to diagnose this condition. People with O blood groups are commonly affected as per research studies. Association of gastritis was also seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s disease and patients with a history of radiation therapy. Life style and genetic factors contribute a main role in the formation of disease.
Why choose Ayur healthcare?
Ayur healthcare supports your total immune system by our holistic touch of herbal preparations and therapeutic interventions. NewResearches reports that the common cause of gastritis and ulcers known as Helicobacter pylori fights the body’s immune system by stopping the production of energy within the cells of the mucosa that helps in combating infections. We at Ayur Healthcare help in a more comprehensive and natural way to overcome this disease burden which significantly affects the quality of life. The primary step towards healing is to indulge yourself with an expert advice through the Ayurvedic way of diagnosing your problems.
As a person’s lifestyle and diet has an enormous influence on the balance of doshas, the imbalance of doshas hamper Agni resulting in the release of toxic substances. We at Ayur Healthcare carefully analyses the intensity of toxic damage to the cells and amount of repair needed to eliminate the toxins to bring you back to a quality life.
Triphala is a well-researched and promising herb helping impaired Agni with its antioxidant, antiulcer and gastro protective action. Tanins present in the Triphala affects the integrity of mucus membranes and prevent ulcer development. Yoga, Herbal baths, Shirodhara (streaming of warm oil at third eye that offers complete relaxation), Abhyanga (hot oil massage) are helps in stress induced gastric ulceration.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
Treatment for Gastritis depend upon the type of gastritis and its severity. Ayurveda considers gastritis as ‘Amlapitta’ where quality of digestion is highly affected resulting into pain, chest burn and so on. Vata-Pitta body type is more prone to gastritis. Gastritis is caused mainly by the imbalance of Data (air factors) and Pitta (fire factors). So the Ayurvedic management of gastritis begin by balancing data and pitta by using warm and lubricating herbs. Then digestion is improved by using Deepen herbs and toxins in stomach are processed using Pachana herbs. Panchakarma -Ayurvedic detox- may be required in chronic gastritis to eradicate the disease from root. Its important to eat the right food and Ayurveda masters in diet recommendations. For
Efficacy and safety of herbal medicines in the treatment of gastritis, and their therapeutic action has been studies in many humans and animal models. Ayur healthcare cares for you with the effective utilization of these herbs in the best possible way for a healthy tomorrow.