Gastritis is a swelling or inflammation of the stomach lining. A person suffering from it feels full after eating a few bites of food. It has been often found that a person may be suffering from gastritis and does not experience any symptoms because it is a disease which consumes a person slowly, but progressively. The severity of the condition ranges from person to person and according to the cause in each individual case. Typical symptoms of gastritis are:
- Upper abdominal pain
- Indigestion or bloating
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Heart burn
- Dark or black stool
Popular treatment adopted by patients is to consume antacids to subside acidity. Antacids, however, only suppress symptom such as heartburn and acidity, but do not cure the root cause. Additionally, excessive and sustained use of antacids might provide immediate relief from symptom, yet it causes several other conditions to follow as ensuing side-effects. These include diarrhea, vomiting, constipation and cramps. These side-effects are often mistaken to be ensuing from gastritis, and the patient goes on consuming more antacids and other medication assuming they will provide relief; and only end up intensifying the condition instead. This can lead to serious complications such as stomach ulcers or even stomach cancer. In certain cases it may also lead the afflicted person may also develop stomach ulcers or stomach tumors. The common causes for gastritis include:
- Long term use of certain medications (like aspirin)
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Bacterial issues
- Viral infection
- Bile reflux
Naturotherapy treats this condition in a gentle manner and restores the body to its natural function. Under
- Diet Therapy recommends fasts to treat Gastritis. This fast is not necessarily a restrictive fast, but rather a carefully planned fruit juice fast.
- Hydrotherapy helps to detoxify the body. Drinking plenty water every day goes a long way in not only curing gastritis as it helps to detoxify, rejuvenate and restore the entire body.
- Mud Therapy is effective and involves mud packs that absorb gases, draw toxins through the skin and provide a soothing effect. Mud packs also provide relief to the intestines when applied as a cold pack.
Naturopathy is found to be successful in not only remedying Gastritis, but curing it completely. The treatments administered to the afflicted individual are ones that can be sustained in practice in everyday life. This ensures that Gastritis is not merely suppressed, but is treated at its root cause to ensure that it does not recur or leave interlinked disorders as residue like liver damage, laxative dependence, etc.