Gastritis became a very common ailment nowadays. Even children are also facing this problem. Gastritis is a condition in which the stomach lining—known as the mucosa—is inflamed, or swollen. The stomach lining contains glands that produce stomach acid and an enzyme called pepsin. The stomach acid breaks down food and pepsin digests protein. A thick layer of mucus coats the stomach lining and helps prevent the acidic digestive juice from dissolving the stomach tissue. When the stomach lining is inflamed, it produces less acid and fewer enzymes. However, the stomach lining also produces less mucus and other substances that normally protect the stomach lining from acidic digestive juice.
Gastritis may be acute or chronic:
Acute gastritis starts suddenly and lasts for a short time.
Chronic gastritis is long-lasting. If chronic gastritis is not treated, it may last for years or even a lifetime.
Gastritis can be erosive or non-erosive:
Erosive gastritis can cause the stomach lining to wear away, causing erosions—shallow breaks in the stomach lining—or ulcers—deep sores in the stomach lining.
non-erosive gastritis causes inflammation in the stomach lining; however, erosions or ulcers do not accompany non-erosive gastritis.
Common causes of gastritis include
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection
damage to the stomach lining, which leads to reactive gastritis
an autoimmune response
Helicobacter pylori infection is a type of bacteria—organisms that may cause an infection. H. pylori infection
causes most cases of gastritis
typically causes non-erosive gastritis
may cause acute or chronic gastritis
H. pylori infection is common, particularly in developing countries, and the infection often begins in childhood. Many people who are infected with H. pylori never have any symptoms. Adults are more likely to show symptoms when symptoms do occur.
In view of this common health problem, we have produced an Ayurvedic proprietary medicine called KICK – GAS. This consists of the combination of extracts of Haritaki and Fennel seed apart from Saindhava lavanam which will solve the problem of gastritis.
Dosage: 2 capsules at bedtime with warm milk/water or as directed by the physician.