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Natural Ayurvedic Remedies for Stomach Ulcers: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

That stomach burn! The burps! The discomfort around the chest! 


Natural Ayurvedic Remedies for Stomach Ulcers: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

A Feeling which dissuades us from enjoying the dinner with family and friends. The fear of these prevents us from relishing a regular meal. This could be because of a condition called gastritis. Gastritis means inflammation of the Gastric lining . This inflammation is the body's signal to fight the unsuitable ingested food. Most of the time , gastritis goes unnoticed until it becomes chronic and starts exhibiting symptoms like pain mostly in the epigastric region of the abdomen, loss of appetite and nausea. Most people tend to ignore this as a passing fade initially but start recognizing it when it hinders their lifestyle. 


In Ayurveda, gastritis can be coarsely compared to Amla pitta. The condition where there is an imbalance of the doshas that affects the digestive fire called the Agni. The lakshanas of Amla pitta are described as pain Abdomen, belchings, sour taste in the mouth, lethargy, and indigestion. 


Ayurvedic approach to treating Amla pitta is by correcting the vitiated doshas and there by the Agni by various internal medications like guduchyadi kasayam, drakshadi kasayam, dadimadi gritham,indukantham kasayam, yasti churnam and vilwadi legyam amongst many others. Ayurveda also emphasizes on strict dietary regimen to combat gastritis which includes avoiding spicy and sour food, and irregular food timings. Fruits like pomegranates, buttermilk, and ghee are recommended in the daily dietey regimen. A stess free lifestyle along with good dietary habits with the support of medications will help recovery from gastritis. 


Q. What are stomach ulcers and their symptoms? 

Stomach ulcers are the inflammation and ulcers that occur in the gastric lining. Their symptoms include pain abdomen, nausea, sour belchings, and bloatedness. 


Q. Common symptoms to look out for. 

Abdominal discomfort on taking certain food itemsBurning sensation over the chest regionSour belchingsRepeated burpingsFeeling of bloatedness of abdomen 


Q. Causes of stomach ulcers. 

According to Ayurveda taking food items that are virudha, vidahi, amla etc can cause amla pittaH pylori infection and long-term use of certain medications can cause gastric ulcers which can be aggravated by taking spicy food, alcohol etc. 


Q. Natural remedies to promote ulcer healing 

Intake of ghee, butter, pomegranates, buttermilk are known to give relief from gastric ulcers


Q. Preventing ulcer recurrence and complications

Timely food intake, avoiding too much sour and spicy food, alcohol intake.


Q. What drink soothes an ulcer

Sweetened milk, yasti kseera kashayam, buttermilk


Q . What foods soothe an ulcer?

Ghee and butter, in well cooked non-spicy food


Q. How can I get immediate relief from a stomach ulcer?

Butter and sugar, mixed well gives immediate relief from ulcer pain. 


Q. What can I drink to calm my stomach ulcer?

Coconut water, buttermilk, sweetened milk. 


Q. How long do ulcers take to heal?

Depends from individual to individual


Q. What is the best food to eat when you have stomach ulcers?

Well-cooked non spicy food like dhal khichdi, idly, kanji.


Q. What fruits are good for ulcers?

Pomegranates and apples 


Q. Are potatoes good for ulcers?

Potatoes that are well cooked with less spice could be consumed 


Q. How are stomach ulcers treated

Kasayams like guduchyadi kasyam, drakshadi kasayam, sukumaram kasayam, ghee based medicines etc are used to treat ulcers.


Q. can stomach ulcer cure on their own

Dietary regulations can help cure ulcers to a great extent but it is always better to take medical opinion 


Q. Are your symptoms worse when you're hungry?

Yes. The gastric discomfort worsens in an empty stomach 


Q. Does my lifestyle encourage stomach ulcers?

Yes, lifestyle influences stomach ulcers.


Q. How can I lower my risk of peptic ulcers?

By eating at regular time intervals and avoiding fast and junk food


Q. How is a stomach ulcer diagnosed?

An endoscopy helps diagnose a stomach ulcer, essential for determining the treatment for peptic ulcer disease.

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