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A.Vogel Talks Gastritis

Find out all you need to know about gastritis and how to combat those dreaded symptoms!

Gastritis is irritation or inflammation of the stomach. It can be a relatively short-lived and mild condition or a more serious affliction. Here at A.Vogel Talks Gastritis, our expert Ali Cullen discusses the steps you can take to support a healthy stomach.


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  • Remi's photo avatar
    Remi — 19.05.2018 01:23
    Hello Ali I have been diagnosed with mild gastritis. I have done a colonoscopy and endoscopy which came back normal. I'm currently on omperozale given to me by the GP. How long does it take to clear. It started last year December on and off. Come March 2018 it got worse that's when l had to go to my Doctor who arranged the endoscopy and a colonoscopy in April 2018. Do you think the Digestian will help? Please can you advice me and also can it be that I'm having symptoms of peri menopause which could also be contributing to my symptoms. I will be 52 years in September 2018. Through out 2016 and 2017 I've been very teary emotions up and down. Could me being anxious make my gastritis worse?


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      Ali — 23.05.2018 08:25
      Hi Remi, Yes, the menopause definitely affects digestion in a lot of women, as it reduces the strength of your digestive responses, making it more important to take your meals slowly, chewing well and avoiding drinking anything with your food, just relaxing and focusing on enjoying your meal. Medication tends not to actually cure the underlying problem, just alleviate the symptoms, so it's important to really tackle your digestive strength. Check out the advice in my free booklet here to get you started. http://www.avogel.co.uk/information-download/digestion-booklet-avi.pdf Best Wishes, Ali


    • Remi's photo avatar
      Remi — 23.05.2018 10:12
      Thank you Eileen for your advice


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    Lorna quinn — 02.05.2018 12:41
    I have hypo oesopheagal motilty disorder and having problems reducing acid at night.I am taking antacids.have you any meal plans that would help.thank you.


    • Ali's photo avatar
      Ali — 03.05.2018 15:30
      Hi Lorna, it might be worth discussing the possibility of trying some herbal bitters such as Centaurium with your doctor, especially if you feel the antacids aren’t helping much. In terms of meal plans we have the Biotta Juice Boost plan available or our Food Hub also has lots of healthy recipe ideas which you can browse at your leisure. The key would be to eat from fresh, opt for warm and cooked foods which are gentler on the digestive system and perhaps try to limit heavy meats, dairy products and stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol or spicy foods which may be more likely to exacerbate your symptoms.


  • Lynda hamlett's photo avatar
    Lynda hamlett — 17.08.2017 12:56
    I have recently been diagnosed with divaticlitus and have been given antibiotics . What can I do to prevent further inflamations.


    • Ali's photo avatar
      Ali — 18.08.2017 06:42
      Hi Lynda, You might like to look at Silicol Gel, as that is very soothing and calming for an inflamed gut. Longer-term it's important to avoid constipation, as this causes the diverticular pockets to flare up, at which point you may get painful diarrhoea. Eat warm, cooked food in preference to cold, raw food, and make sure you sit down and relax when eating, chewing each mouthful very thoroughly. Don't drink with food - leave 20 minutes at least either side of food before you drink. If your bowel has historically been a little sluggish then you may find that a bitter remedy such as Digestisan or Yarrow Complex will help. Best Wishes, Ali


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