Are banana good for gastritis?

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Are banana good for gastritis?

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Bananas are good for gastritis as they can help to neutralize the stomach acid by coating the irritated esophageal lining.

Bananas are also alkaline and rich in pectin which is a soluble fiber which helps keep food flowing properly through your digestive tract.

Gastritis is fixed through medications that neutralize and reduce acid production as well as medications that block acid production and promote healing.

For example Proton inhibitors are used to reduce acid blocking the action of the parts of cells which produce acid.

Antibiotics can also be used to treat gastritis.

Generally, acute gastritis lasts anywhere from 2-10 days and can be greatly improved with symptomatic treatment.

People usually recover from acute gastritis without complications or need for further medical intervention.

Things you can do to manage and ease gastritis include.

Eating smaller, more frequent meals.
Avoiding foods that can irritate the stomach, such as spicy, acidic or fried foods.
Avoiding or cutting down on alcohol.
Quitting smoking if you smoke.
And by managing stress.

Gastritis is different from duodenitis.

Gastritis is a general term for a group of conditions with one thing in common: Inflammation of the lining of the stomach.

The inflammation of gastritis is most often the result of infection with the same bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers or the regular use of certain pain relievers.

The conditions duodenitis and gastritis are different conditions and not the same.

Duodenitis is inflammation of the duodenum while gastritis is inflammation of your stomach lining.

Duodenitis is an intestinal condition caused by inflammation in your duodenum lining.

It can sometimes happen along with gastritis, which is inflammation in your stomach lining.

When they happen together, they are called gastroduodenitis.

PPIs include omeprazole (Prilosec) and esomeprazole (Nexium).

Doctors may also recommend drugs called H2-receptor blockers, especially if the person is taking NSAIDs long-term and is at risk of other issues, including ulcers.

H2-receptor blockers also work on the cells of the stomach to reduce acid production.

Duodenitis may feel like a sore and upset stomach.

It happens when something irritates the lining of the duodenum. Many things can cause it.

These include an infection such as the flu or something you ate or drank.

The 2 types of gastritis include.

Erosive (reactive): Erosive gastritis causes both inflammation and erosion (wearing away) of the stomach lining. This condition is also known as reactive gastritis.

Non-erosive: Inflammation of the stomach lining without erosion or compromising the stomach lining.

Some people with duodenitis have no symptoms at all.

Others may have burning pain or nausea with or without vomiting. See your doctor if you have symptoms of duodenitis.

Seek immediate medical care (call 911) for serious symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, bloody or black tarry stools, or bloody or black vomit.

The symptoms of gastritis and duodenitis?

Nausea.
Vomiting.
Stomach burning or cramping.
Stomach pain that goes through to the back.
Indigestion.
Feeling full shortly after you begin eating.

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