Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute) or can start gradually and will usually get worse (chronic).
Gastritis can be caused by a host of factors. The most common are:
- excessive production of stomach acid
- use of aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like Celebrex or Voltaren
- poor diet/too much caffeine
- alcohol abuse
- bacterial or viral infections
Gastritis should be taken seriously. It can also be caused by a bacteria that lives in the mucous of the stomach lining and, if untreated, can cause ulcers and even stomach cancer.
The main symptoms of Gastritis are:
- chronic upper abdominal cramping and pain,
- fullness and discomfort,
- nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- acid regurgitation, belching and gas
- loss of appetite, fever and weakness
- black tar-like stools
Like most intestinal diseases, a natural approach of supplements, using prebiotics and probiotics work extremely well to alleviate the discomfort and deal with the underlying cause.
Dr Pam recommends:
A simple home Litmus paper test to assess your acid/alkali balance. (PHP1000). Also, Genova Labs, offers simple, home stool tests to investigate the causes of gastritis. CDSA 2.0.This CDSA 2.0 is the most comprehensive. Other choices are CDSA & Parasitology Stool Test (GSD2000), Comprehensive Parasitology and Microbiology Stool Test (GSD1100) and Bacterial Overgrowth in the Small Intestine Breath Test (GSD5000).
There are many studies that support the use of prebiotics made from partially hydrolized guar gum for helping abdominal pain. Perfect Pass Prebiotic (PSN1000) is easy to take. You just add this soluable fiber to water. There is no odor, no taste and dissolves easily. This prebiotic is not like inulin and FOS as it has no side effects and does not feed bad bacteria.
Perfect Pass Probiotics (PSN2000), bacillus probiotics are found in nature and in humans. These strains are compatible with the human digestive tract. They are able to multiply and promote diversity of the microbiome.
Visbiome (VIS1000), Dr Ohhira's Professional Probiotic (OMX1060) and VSL#3 (VSL4100) show excellent results in therapeutic doses. Primal Defense Regular (GAN1070) and Primal Defense Ultra (GAN1036) are other beneficial possibilities.
Aloe Vera Concentrate (ALO1000) has an antiinflammatory effect
Colostrum (NAI1000) eases the digestive function as well.
Perfect Pass Digestivve Enzyme (PSN3000) help digest all kinds of food when taken with meals and will also reduce inflammation when taken between meals. Omegazyme Regular (GAN8200) and Omegazyme Ultra (GAN8230) or a vegetarian alternative is VegieZyme (PBI5704). They are taken with food and will help with digestion.
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