Solutions for treating an inflammation of the stomach:
Do you ever take antacids so that you can go about your business without being inconvenienced?
It can be a problem of hypo acidity and not of hyper acidity of the stomach … it is caused by the sensation of food backing up in the esophagus. This situation causes a lot of discomfort. Is it the sphincter that has lost its tonicity and becomes lazy?
A simple antacid can not solve the situation because it may reduce the burning inside, but it’s only a matter of time before it rages again, and even stronger than before.
The problem of gastro-oesophageal reflux is becoming more common even in babies. It is often caused by food intolerances or food allergies. Here are other possible causes: hiatal hernia, stress (often the first cause), overweight, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks or coffee, too much sugar, too many starchy foods (wheat among others) and processed foods.
Antacids are often the temporary solution. You should be aware that any acidity encountering the weakened mucosa of the esophagus will certainly cause burning.
Here is a natural antacid DGL 760 from AOR, please note: do not take if you have high blood pressure.
The stomach absolutely needs an acidic environment to better digest food and to provide a barrier to different pathogenic bacteria. But let us ask the question: why does the sphincter at the base of the esophagus let the acid content of the stomach rise?
Did you know that 90% of people have hypochlorhydria (lack of acidity)? Quite the opposite of what most people think. Too often, stress is the cause because, under the influence of adrenaline, the gastrointestinal system works in slow motion. The sympathetic system is solicited, so the parasympathetic system (the stomach is managed by the parasympathetic system) remains in the background and does not send signals to the nervous system to ask it to make hydrochloric acid to allow an effective digestion.
Because of this lack of hydrochloric acid, food stagnates in the stomach and bacteria settle. These microorganisms produce a large amount of gas. Normal acidity would prevent their survival. These gases compress the lower esophageal sphincter, which probably lacks tonicity. Metagest from Metagenics or Digest Best from Enerex, will help your stomach and compensate for the lack of chloridric acid.
If you have a diet that is conducive to the creation of gas (bad food combinations, processed foods, too much sugar, soft drinks, alcohol), you also have an ideal condition for the onset of gastric reflux. Under the pressure of the gas, and because of the lack of tonicity, the sphincter will let the acid go up.
How can you tone your sphincter and improve enzymatic secretion? Tinctures of artichoke leaves and / or gentian roots are excellent choices. Take them diluted in a little water 15 minutes before meals.
I suggest you limit the onset of gas to avoid the occurrence of an imbalanced intestinal flora. Pay attention to the quantity and quality of food you eat and avoid gas-producing foods. Ensure that you eat a protein at each meal to avoid additional pressure on the sphincter. The food combination is often important.
Probiotics help restore the intestinal flora. Fennel, cumin and anise seeds can be chewed after meals or infused. German chamomile tea and peppermint provide relief to the stomach as well as aloe gel and apple cider vinegar. A good alternative in supplements would be Syner G. Probiotics.
Some plants heal and facilitate the regeneration of the digestive mucosa. Calendula, plantain, slippery elm, marshmallow, liquorice (avoid liquorice if you have high blood pressure) are good choices. You can take them alone or mixed.
I recommend that you avoid drinking liquids too much during meals because liquids will reduce the digestive and enzymatic acidity.
Do not hesitate to follow up with a health professional to identify the causes, find food intolerances and follow a customized protocol according to your needs.
Colombe Gauvin N.D.