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Gastritis And Nutrition

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Gastritis and Nutrition

Gastritis is an inflammation of the mucosa covering the stomach wall. As a result, the PH balance in the stomach is disrupted and stomach acidity increases. Gastritis is divided into two type: Acute and Chronic. Gastritis that occurs suddenly is called acute, and gastritis that lasts for a long time is called chronic. Acute gastritis usually manifests itself with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, constant burping, pain in the stomach and back, bloody vomiting or blood in the stool. In case of chronic gastritis, although there are no full symptoms, mild symptoms such as bloating and indigestion may be observed in the stomach.

What Causes Gastritis?

  • Excessive alcohol and cigarette use
  • Excessive tea and coffee consumption
  • Consumption of excessively fatty and spicy foods
  • Use of certain medications
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Presence of autoimmune disease
  • Genetic factors
  • Stress
  • Age

How Do We Prevent Gastritis?

First of all, alcohol and cigarette consumption should be limited and stress should be avoided. If the patient is diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori, it should be treated. The prescribed medications should be used regularly. Along with all this, a healthy diet should be made a lifestyle.

How Should We Eat With Gastritis?

  • It should be fed little and often. Food should be eaten slowly and chewed thoroughly.
  • Fried, roasted foods and excessively fatty foods should not be consumed.
  • Very hot and very cold foods should be avoided.
  • Care should be taken to ensure adequate intake of protein and vitamins.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption should be avoided.
  • Extremely spicy and bitter foods should be avoided.
  • Consumption of packaged foods should be avoided.
  • Pickles, pickles and delicatessen products such as soudjouk, sausage and salami should be avoided.
  • Tea and coffee consumption should be limited.

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