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Treat gastritis naturally with these home remedies

Abdominal pain and heartburn - these are the leading symptoms of gastritis. This is an inflammation of the stomach lining that can occur for various reasons and has a number of consequences. To help alleviate the symptoms, we have put together some tips on nutrition and foods to avoid below. If this sounds interesting to you, you've come to the right place and we hope you enjoy reading it!

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

What actually is gastritis?

Gastritis is a disease in which the stomach lining is inflamed, which can consequently impair the function of the stomach. The gastric mucosa basically serves as a protective layer that lines the inside of your stomach. Above all, it protects the stomach wall from the aggressive effects of stomach acid. If the stomach lining is inflamed, various symptoms can occur, such as stomach pain and bloating, Heartburn or loss of appetite. The causes can be very diverse and range from bacteria to medication and alcohol or nicotine consumption. However, autoimmune reactions can also trigger gastritis, which is why a medical diagnosis and appropriate treatment are important for the course of the disease.

Did you know ...

That the likelihood of developing gastritis increases with age? It is estimated that 20 out of every 100 people in Germany will develop acute gastritis at least once in their lifetime.

These are the causes of gastritis

The causes of gastritis can be very diverse and are usually related to inflammation of the gastric mucosa. One of the most common triggers is the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which can impair the protective mechanism of the gastric mucosa and lead to inflammation. In some cases, the body's own autoimmune reaction can also cause gastritis. In this case, the immune system mistakenly attacks the cells of the stomach lining, which can lead to gastritis. If you suffer from reflux disease, for example, this can also promote inflammation of the gastric mucosa. One of the external influences that can cause gastritis is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, aspirin or naproxen. These can damage the stomach lining and thus promote inflammation. Alcohol and Nicotine consumption can irritate your stomach unnecessarily and worsen your general health. Another point that you should not ignore is stress. Even if it cannot directly cause gastritis, it can worsen the symptoms and impair the healing process.

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Stomach pain and nausea - the symptoms of gastritis

The most common symptom of gastritis is abdominal pain, which can feel different. The pain can range from burning to stabbing and is usually located in the upper abdomen. The pain often intensifies when the stomach is empty. Another common effect that you are probably familiar with is heartburn, where you have a burning sensation in your chest. This is caused by the reflux of stomach acid into the oesophagus. Nausea and even vomiting are also symptoms of inflammation of the stomach lining. This is often accompanied by effects such as increased flatulence and gas formation. This can also lead to frequent belching and a feeling of fullness after eating. On the other hand, a certain loss of appetite can also occur, in which you may have little or no appetite. A less common symptom is blood in the stool or vomit. This would be an indication of minor bleeding in your stomach or esophagus, which can occur as a result of gastritis.

Did you know ...

That the symptoms of gastritis were already mentioned in the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans? Even the philosopher Hippocrates is said to have described the physical signs of gastritis.

What are the different types of gastritis and how do they differ?

Acute gastritis

Acute gastritis is characterized by a short-term inflammation of the stomach lining. Common causes include infection by bacteria or viruses, excessive alcohol consumption, medication such as aspirin and stress. The effects usually include abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and flatulence.

Chronic gastritis

Chronic gastritis develops over a longer period of time and is characterized by prolonged inflammation of the gastric mucosa. The causes are the same as for acute gastritis, to which autoimmune gastritis is then added. Chronic gastritis can sometimes be asymptomatic, i.e. without symptoms. If symptoms do occur, these are the typical effects of gastritis, i.e. stomach pain, bloating and so on.

Autoimmune gastritis

A special form of gastritis is autoimmune gastritis, in which the immune system attacks and destroys its own cells in the stomach lining. This results in a reduced production of stomach acid, which in turn can lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency. This can promote a certain type of anaemia, which is caused by a deficiency of the vitamin. Autoimmune gastritis affects women more frequently and can be associated with other autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes or Hashimoto's thyroiditis be linked.

Reflux gastritis

As the name suggests, reflux gastritis is caused by the regular reflux of stomach acid into the oesophagus. This can lead to irritation and inflammation of the stomach lining, but the oesophagus can also be affected. The symptoms are chest pain, heartburn and acid regurgitation. The main cause is gastroesophageal reflux, in which the lower esophageal sphincter does not function properly.

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Easy application by spraying into the mouth

The application of your Gastritis sprays is, by the way, very simple: The spray is simply sprayed into the mouth according to the dosage instructions given on the vial. In order to achieve the best possible effect and to be able to optimally counteract the causes, we recommend use over a longer period of six to eight weeks. As a kind of cure, you spray 3×3 sprays daily.

How the gastritis diagnosis works

First of all, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and medical history in order to document the course of your illness. You will also be asked about your eating and drinking habits in order to identify possible triggers for the illness. Factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and frequent use of medication will also be included in the medical history. This is followed by a physical examination in which your stomach area is examined for tenderness, pain and bloating. Blood tests can be useful for diagnosis, as they can detect signs of inflammation or blood abnormalities. An endoscopy is often performed to definitively diagnose gastritis. In this procedure, a flexible tube with a camera at the end is inserted into the stomach through the mouth. This allows your stomach lining to be examined for signs of inflammation, bleeding and ulcers. During a gastroscopy, tissue samples can also be taken, which can provide signs of a bacterial infection or autoimmune gastritis.

Did you know ...

That the first documented endoscopy was performed in the 19th century? This happened in 1868, by the German doctor Adolf Kussmaul.

Good and bad foods for gastritis

Soothing foods

Foods such as chicken breast, fish, eggs and tofu are easy to digest and provide you with important nutrients. Cooked vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and green leafy vegetables also provide you with essential fiber, vitamins and minerals. A gentle, energy-rich breakfast would be porridge, for example, which you can cook in water or low-fat milk. You can get calcium and protein from low-fat dairy products such as skimmed milk, low-fat yogurt and low-fat cheese. Grains that are well tolerated by sensitive stomachs include rice and quinoa. Fresh fruit such as bananas, apples, pears and melons are well tolerated and a good source of vitamins and fiber. Low-fat soups such as clear broths and vegetable soups are a good way to absorb fluids and nutrients. If you like ginger, you'll be pleased with our last tip. Ginger can be soothing for the stomach and help with nausea. Simply make yourself a ginger tea or fresh ginger in warm water and enjoy its soothing effect.

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Irritating foods

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Hot spices such as chili, pepper and paprika can irritate the stomach lining, as can citrus fruits, tomatoes and acidic fruit juices. Fatty foods such as fried foods, high-fat dairy products and fatty meat can put a lot of strain on your digestion. Alcohol and caffeinated drinks can also do this, as they often irritate the stomach lining and increase acid production. Carbonated drinks, hot juices or alcoholic beverages can cause similar irritation. Foods that can be difficult to digest are ready-made products and highly processed foods, as they often contain many additives. Sweets and sugary foods can also increase inflammation in the body and lead to stomach pain. If you have gastritis or general stomach problems, it is important that you eat a balanced diet. You should also avoid or reduce the consumption of potentially irritating foods and observe what your possible triggers are.

These medicinal plants can help you with gastritis

The largest area of application of Wormwood herb is the area of digestion. The power plant is used for various complaints such as bloating, flatulence or heartburn. The bitter substances it contains primarily stimulate the production of gastric juice, which can effectively alleviate the symptoms.

Many abdominal pains have no recognizable cause and are simply due to cramping muscles in the abdominal organs. This can affect the intestines, stomach or gallbladder. The Belladonna has a regulating effect on the nerves in the central nervous system and thus prevents cramps, as the nerves no longer cause the muscles to contract. The cramps are gone and well-being is restored.

Bolus alba is a real gift for the stomach. It binds excess acids in cases of hyperacidity, soothes the mucous membranes and relieves inflammation. Kaolin also relaxes the muscles of the stomach and bile ducts so that the digestive secretions from the liver can flow better into the intestines to aid digestion. The stomach and digestive tract calm down and work effectively again to digest food.

Heartburn causes the stomach to produce too much stomach acid, which can lead to acid regurgitation and also attacks the stomach lining. Chamomilla calms the stomach, relaxes the stomach muscles and ensures that the stomach cells stop producing too much stomach acid. Once the level of stomach acid has returned to normal, the heartburn also disappears.

Natrium phosphoricum is metabolism-relieving. It helps to regulate the body's environment and make waste products easier to excrete. This relieves the metabolism because the liver and kidneys have fewer substances in the body to deal with.

Zimply Natural - Your natural help for gastritis

With Zimply Natural, we are the antidote to painkillers, sleeping pills, and standard medications. We are your medicine! For our mixtures we use the centuries-old natural healing method of spagyric back. The Spagyric combines the herbal active ingredients and phytotherapeutic elements of the HealingplantsThe mineral salt qualities, as well as the subtle information of the medicinal plants and the energetic potential of the Bach flowers.        

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

FAQ: Questions and answers about gastritis

When should you go to the doctor with gastritis?

If your stomach pain lasts longer than a week or is really severe, you should see a doctor. Also, if you suffer from severe or recurring nausea, this could be a sign of a stomach problem such as gastritis. Gastric bleeding, which can occur with advanced gastritis, could be indicated by vomiting blood or black stools. Sudden weight loss accompanied by a loss of appetite should also be a warning sign for you. Persistent and frequent heartburn should also be clarified by a doctor. If symptoms such as fever, chills or dehydration develop in addition to the previous symptoms, this could indicate complications.

How can serious complications of gastritis be avoided?

In order to avoid serious complications of gastritis, it is important that an accurate diagnosis is made by a doctor. This allows the cause and severity of the illness to be determined. Suitable treatment can then be started. However, it is best not to rely solely on medication, but also try to support your body with a healthy diet and a good lifestyle. After all, you probably want to avoid recurring illnesses and not just get one over with.

Can gastritis be dangerous during pregnancy?

In fact, gastritis is a common condition during pregnancy. This is mainly due to hormonal changes and the pressure of the growing uterus on the stomach. Symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea and heartburn can occur more frequently. During treatment, medication is not used to ensure the health and well-being of mother and child. Instead, dietary changes, stress management techniques and natural remedies such as ginger tea are used. It can therefore be said that gastritis is not dangerous in principle, but should definitely be treated by a doctor.

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