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7 Simple Remedies for Gastritis

Today, I am going to share with you 7 tips that might be helpful
if you have gastritis. For instance; how to add more flavor to
your food without adding too much spice? And the common mistakes that gastritis patients make. By the way, Tips 6 and 7 are something
you are going to love. So stay tuned.
I am Maggie Towe. I am a registered dietitian in the US and I am teaming up
with Cara Care to help you with Gastritis symptoms. The first tip is a really important one. One of the best over the counter medications for gastritis are Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs but a lot
of people take them incorrectly. First of all, discuss any long term intake with your doctor.
That is any intake more than 2 weeks. Secondly, take these pills on an empty stomach.
Take them 30 minutes before eating. Why? Because they have to get into the bloodstream
to have a protective effect. Whenever you have a meal, acid in your stomach
gets produce and can hurt your stomach lining. That’s why only taken before can you stop the acid
from being produced. Also, when your stomach starts to feel better
don’t just stop taking the medications. These have to be tapered slowly to reduce any incidents
of your symptoms coming back even stronger. Talk to your doctor about how to taper your medication. The second tip is derived from experiences that
dietitians at Cara Care have had with their users. Tip # 2 is oat broth. Oatmeal and Flax Seeds
contain a lot of soluble fiber. So called mucilage. This mucilage is believed to be able to protect
the stomach lining and it might be able to help with your gastritis symptoms. It is believed that this mucilage can create a
natural protective mucus layer in the stomach and in this way the inflamed gastric mucosa
might get a chance to heal. To make this natural folk medicine recipe;
boil 100 grams of oatmeal, with 1 liter of water for 5 – 10 minutes. Then turn off the heat, wrap the pot in a blanket
and leave it to sit for an hour. Strain the broth and take some of this oat or
flaxseed broth 30 minutes before your meal, three times a day until your stomach feels better. Oatmeal also makes a great breakfast when
you have gastritis symptoms. Tip # 3. Try to include as many herbs as possible
in your home cooked light dishes. Herbs are believed to maybe, have a protective effect
against your gastritis symptoms. Many herbs are believed to contain substances
that help with digestive function and they might also help reduce oxidative stress. Herbs will improve the taste and excite your taste buds
in a way without affecting your gastritis symptoms. Remember, try to avoid really acidic foods or spicy foods
that may aggravate your symptoms like citrus fruits or really spicy foods like chilli or curries. Tip # 4. Avoid painkillers.
Many people don’t realize the medication that they have taken for years is actually hurting their stomach. These medications are non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. These are medications that don’t contain
a steroid like cortisol or cortisone. These medications can have an irritating effect on
your gastric mucosa and actually prevent the formation of preventative mucus. So try to stop taking NSAIDs and ask your doctor
for an alternative medication. Tip # 5. Herbal Tea. Similarly to herbs, you can make a tea out of herbs. Instead of drinking water as recommended by folk medicine
try making herbal tea. Such as mint tea, ginger tea or fennel tea. In small studies, ginger has been shown to act against nausea and it might help protect the gastric mucosa from inflammation. Tip # 6.
Combine antibiotics for treatment of H. pylori with probiotics. Did you know? The most common cause of gastritis is a
little bug living in our stomachs. This bug is called Helicobacter pylori. If you have had gastritis symptoms for a long time,
maybe you should get checked for this bug because you can not improve your gastritis symptoms
with diet and rest alone. This bug needs antibiotics for treatment. However, when taking antibiotics you might take
probiotics to support this treatment. Probiotics are good bacteria that can help
your digestive system. Studies have shown that combining antibiotics
with probiotics can help reduce nausea, taste disturbances and stomach pain. In order to find out which probiotics are safe for you
to use ask your doctor or your dietitian. Tip # 7. Meal Timing. Did you know that irregular meals are associated
with a higher risk of H. pylori bacteria, the gastritis causing bacteria? Try to have your meals regularly and at the same time frames. Studies have shown that people who deviate their
meal times by more than 2 hours even only twice a week have a higher risk of H. pylori. Also make sure you don’t eat too much at any given time. Tip # 8. Now I am going to share a bonus tip with you. This is actually a myth breaking tip and it’s about aloe vera. Many websites or caretakers recommend aloe vera
preparations to help with gastritis symptoms. Be careful, this is actually harmful. Preparations with aloe vera are actually found
to cause diarrhea, potassium deficiency, kidney failure or other issues. Aloe vera extracts have been found to cause
cancer in animal studies and that’s why it has been listed as a potential
cancer causing agent for humans. But don’t worry, there are plenty of other things you
can do to help with your gastritis symptoms. One thing that you can do that can be really helpful
is to track your symptoms and your food and your drink intake. In this way, then you can maybe find a pattern or
something that is causing your intolerances. Many people don’t tolerate coffee or alcohol beverages
so think about avoiding these in your diet. So, that was it from my side.
Hit the like button if you like this video. And if you have any tips to share then list them
in the comments below. Share this video with your family and friends
who have gastritis symptoms. If you’re looking for a tracking tool be sure to
download the Cara Care app. It can help you track your stress, symptoms,
food and stool type. And this can help you keep track of your best
and worst days. The Cara Care app will help keep track of your
symptoms and make your life more carefree. That’s it from me today. Have a great day.

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