Gastritis, reflux and irritable stomach - causes and treatment options

Gastritis, reflux and irritable stomach are symptoms that occur frequently worldwide. Causes, diagnostics and treatment options are very complex. We can already do a lot for our stomach health by the way we eat and chew. Thorough chewing can shorten the time food spends in the stomach. In addition, it is important to take time to eat. Often heartburn or gastritis are the result of hectic eating caused by stress.

However, the causes of inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) or the stomach lining (gastritis) are varied. As always, of course, it is important to rule out other diseases when typical symptoms are present. Heartburn and acid regurgitation alone can have different causes. In conventional medical therapy, heartburn is very often treated with gastric acid blockers.

Still not well known enough, unfortunately, is the fact that acid reflux can be caused not only by an excess, but also by a deficiency of gastric acid. Yet the latter does not occur so rarely. A lack of gastric acid results in inadequate protein digestion. Reduced protein digestion, in turn, can trigger putrefaction processes in the stomach and intestines, as well as lead to depression and sleep disorders via a lack of amino acids.

The causal relationships for gastric acid deficiency are also diverse. As a rule, however, gastric acid formation or the amount of gastric acid is not examined at first. In most cases, a flat-rate surplus is assumed. It should be remembered, however, that excess stomach acid becomes less likely with age because mucous membranes tend to recede with age.

The risk of gastritis also increases with age. More than 30% of people over 60 are affected. A distinction is made between acute gastritis and three different forms of chronic gastritis.

Traditionally, Hericium and Reishi are the most commonly used mushrooms for irritable stomach and gastritis. These mushrooms help to soothe the mucous membranes. Both can also increase stress resistance and, in addition, they have anti-inflammatory ingredients. However, depending on the type of gastritis as well as individual symptom focus, other mushrooms are additionally recommended. For an individual recommendation, please use our free telephone consultation: +49 40 334686-300

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