Abdominal pain, or commonly known as a stomach ache, is a common symptom and it is indication for any of the following medical conditions.
- Gastritis - Gastro Intestinal Disorder
- Bloating (Blow Gas)
- Decreased Appetite
- Food Poisoning
Gastritis is a common name for inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach, which is known as the mucosa. It is characterized by severe stomach ailments like cramps in the stomach, diarrhea and constipation and even blood with the stools. In Ayurveda, gastritis is known as “Urdhavaga Amalapitta”.
It is a condition which is very troublesome and if left untreated, it may give rise to many complications like stomach ulcers. And these ulcers can be fatal.
- Unhealthy eating habit.
- Irregular and over eating.
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Eating a lot of spicy and greasy foods
- Toxins produced due to the infections give rise to gastritis.
- Some Drugs have side affects such as aspirin
- Stress, worry and anxiety
According to Ayurveda, the gastric disorder is due to the vitiation of the pitta. All food items which are likely to aggravate pitta must be strictly avoided.
- Spicy, fried foods and sour foods should be avoided.
- Foods that increase the stomach acids should also be reduced or avoided.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables should be taken as these reduce the inflammation in the lining of the stomach.
- Avoid Cold beverages like cold milk , staple food, raw salad, dry food like pohas or sprouts.
- Bitter gourd, pumpkin, grapes, melons, pomegranate and cucumber are good food items for this condition.
- Plenty of water should be taken.
- Include Ghee in Diet
- Try to have semi solid diet and multiple meals , do not put long hour gaps in the meals.
Further , As per Ayurveda, food is composed of Gunas. Gunas are qualities (like cold and hot) that describe the effect of food or herb on our body.
Cooling foods like cucumber, meal of Raw Salads improves metabolism.
Heating foods like chili pepper, stimulate your body and increase metabolism
When our belly feels swollen after eating usually caused by excess gas production or disturbances in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system.
Causes of Bloating:
Bloating is mostly a result of improper eating habits. Certain people are more subjective to it. Bloating is usually caused due to imbalance in Vata dosha,
Ayurveda Treatment to Bloating :
We may balance Vata Dosha by adapting following methods :-
- Take sipping warm water with Carom seed (Ajwain).
- After a meal, chew few seeds of fennel (Sauna) to boost digestion.
Balance the metabolic fire by practicing following :-
- Eat only when hungry.
- Keep three hours gap in between meals.
- Avoid Agni promoting foods like spicy, oily, and fried food.
- Light simple foods is the best
- Alkalis help regulate this gastric fire
- Ghee stimulates Agni and improves digestion
Acid reflux is caused when the Pitta becomes imbalanced. Pitta is located in the stomach and is symbolized as a sharp, intense, hot and acidic energy.
- Have half glass of cold milk without sugar to ease the acidity.
- Take some Ghee with hot milk in the food as Ghee acts as Laxative.
- Avoid Tea and Coffee.
- Avoid Noodles made in vinegar, citrus juices, tomatoes, chilies, onions, garlic, alcohol and fried food
- Stress and some pain killers also increase the acidity.
The best way to prevent food poisoning is to handle your food safely and to avoid any food that may be unsafe. Foods that are likely to cause food poisoning include:
- Sea Food like Sushi and other fish products that are served raw
- Ground beef, which may contain meat from several animals
- Unpasteurized milk, cheese, and juice
- Raw, unwashed fruits and vegetables
Always wash your hands before cooking or eating food. Make sure that your food is properly sealed and stored. Thoroughly cook meat and eggs. Anything that comes in contact with raw products should be sanitized before using it to prepare other foods. Make sure to always wash fruits and vegetables before serving.
A decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat. It may also be known as a poor appetite or loss of appetite. The medical term for this is anorexia. If you develop a loss of appetite, you may also have related symptoms, such as weight loss or malnutrition
According to the constitution of the body, diet follow-up is essential for health and longevity. Every patient should observe precautions in diet the time of usage of the medicine to avoid aggravation and to obtain speedy results
Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying of stomach contents through the mouth.
Important , Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many medical conditions.
The causes of vomiting differ according to age. For children, it is could be due to viral infection, food poisoning, milk allergy, motion sickness, overeating or feeding, coughing, or blocked intestines and illnesses.
The timing of the nausea or vomiting can indicate the cause. When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia. Nausea or vomiting one to eight hours after a meal may also indicate food poisoning.
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