The stomach of a human being is covered with a thin layer of mucus whose objective is to protect the organ from gastric juices spilled inside in order to digest food.
At the moment that for various reasons, this lining becomes damaged and inflamed, is when we refer to gastritis.
There are several types of gastritis according to its origin, the scope it has and also the way in which it occurs. Chronic gastritis is one that develops slowly and does not practically give symptoms until the condition has already settled.
To detect it and choose a suitable treatment for chronic gastritis, a gastroscopy is necessary, because otherwise it is impossible to determine the extent of this disease by analyzing only the external symptoms.
With this test a very sample of the gastric mucosa of the patient is extracted for analysis. It is analyzed and confirmed if gastritis is caused by Helicobacter Pylori bacteria or if gastritis is due to another agent.
Diet in the patient with chronic gastritis
One of the direct treatments that are usually prescribed to the chronic gastritis patient is a change in diet and lifestyle.
A life with a lot of stress, tension and a poor diet may have been the origin and trigger of the disease. With which, the patient will have to follow a diet to treat chronic gastritis.
The patient must eat a diet focused mainly on not consuming high-fat foods, since processing and digesting them within the digestive system is much more complicated than other foods. For this reason, it is recommended to put aside fried or processed products.
Those affected by this disease will also have to reduce or completely eliminate the consumption of spicy foods or foods with many spices.
Spicy foods are known to cause damage to the stomach that gradually erodes and unprotects the stomach walls, which in the end leads to gastritis and ulcer in other cases.
In addition, the patient will have to increase the number of meals during the day. It is very normal to hear from people diagnosed with chronic gastritis that their eating routine was based on eating once or twice a day, but these meals were very heavy and abundant.
Blood sugar level will not drop if the sugar in the blood is not properly processed due to, for example, too little insulin being secreted, or resistance to the action of insulin. If blood sugar levels have not decreased several hours after eating on a regular basis, this indicates a susceptibility to diabetes. To avoid this and stay healthy, we should eat types of foods that will not cause a sudden, extreme rise in blood sugar levels.