Gastritis, which means inflammation of the stomach lining with its short definition, is one of the most common stomach disorders all over the world and in our country. Nutrition and lifestyle adjustments are of great importance in the treatment of the disease, which has different types.

The digestive system is a complicated system from the mouth to the exit of the large intestine, which is the end point. In the functioning of this system, all body structures take an active role, from respiration to circulation, from the nervous system to the urinary system, from muscles to detox organs.

For this reason, in the RTM System, a holistic approach for gastritis is planned by revealing the source of the disease and treating it.

What is gastritis?

Gastritis, a common term for types of gastroenteritis, is often caused by an infection of a bacterial species that also causes stomach ulcers. In addition, the constant use of some drugs and pain relievers and excessive alcohol consumption may also contribute to the formation of gastritis.

What is antral gastritis?

The gastritis seen in the section just before the exit of the stomach, namely in the Antrum, is called antral gastritis. It is the most common type, accounting for 80% of all cases. Its symptoms are shaped according to its manifestation in acute or chronic form.

What is chronic gastritis?

Inflammation of the stomach lining, which lasts for a long time and recurs frequently, is called chronic gastritis. Chronic gastritis is mostly asymptomatic or causes only mild symptoms such as bloating, belching, and discomfort after meals.

What is acute gastritis?

Acute gastritis causes severe pain in the stomach and back, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. The symptoms appear suddenly and the intensity of the pain increases when the aching area of ​​the stomach is touched.

What Causes Gastritis?

Many conditions that can cause inflammation of the stomach lining can lead to gastritis.

  • Injury or weakening of the barrier, which is responsible for protecting the inner wall of the stomach, causes the gastric juice used for digestion to damage the stomach lining.
  • Diseases such as Crohn’s disease and Sarcoidosis, which is an uncontrolled increase in the number of inflammatory cells in the body, may increase the risk of gastritis.
  • Bacterial infection with Helicobacter Pylori may develop gastritis or other related upper gastrointestinal disorders. It is believed that the reasons for being vulnerable to this bacterium may be due to genetics or lifestyle choices such as smoking and diet.
  • Continuous or excessive use of some drugs and pain relievers can also lead to a decrease in the substance in the protective lining of the stomach and gastritis.
  • With advancing age, the stomach lining becomes thinner and more likely to develop Helicobacter Pylori Infection or autoimmune disorders. All these increase the risk of gastritis.
  • Particularly acute gastritis may occur with irritation and erosion of the stomach lining as a result of excessive alcohol use. In this case, the stomach becomes vulnerable to digestive juices.
  • Severe stress due to severe surgeries, injuries, burns or serious infections can cause acute gastritis.
  • It is a type of gastritis when the body’s immune system deteriorates and attacks stomach cells, which is called autoimmune gastritis. In this type, the immune system weakens the stomach’s protective barrier by wearing down the cells that make up the stomach lining. Autoimmune gastritis, which is also associated with vitamin B12 deficiency, is more common in people with other autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s and type 1 diabetes.
  • Other medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease and parasitic infections can also cause acute and chronic gastritis.

How to Prevent Gastritis?

Although it is not known exactly how the Helicobacter Pylori infection, which causes the most common form of gastritis, spreads, according to some evidence, it is possible to prevent such infections with safe hygiene practices such as frequently washing hands with soap and not choosing raw and semi-raw foods.

With some small measures to be taken, it may be possible to relieve and reduce the symptoms of gastritis. For example, if indigestion is experienced, it may be preferable to eat smaller portions and more frequent meals. It is necessary to avoid spicy, very spicy, oily, fried, acidic foods that will irritate the stomach.

It is especially important to avoid alcohol, as it irritates the mucous membrane of the stomach.

A doctor can be consulted to replace regularly used drugs and pain relievers with a type that will have less side effects.

What are the Symptoms of Gastritis?

Symptoms of acute gastritis

  • Severe pain in the back and stomach
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constant need to belch
  • Abdominal bloating and feeling of fullness.
  • Vomiting that looks like coffee grounds or bloody.
  • Black stools or blood in the stool

Symptoms of chronic gastritis

In chronic gastritis, there may not be any symptoms most of the time. Sometimes only mild symptoms such as indigestion, discomfort in the upper abdomen, bloating or a feeling of fullness at the end of meals may occur.

How Is Gastritis Diagnosed?

First of all, the history of the disease and complaints are evaluated. After the physical examination, a blood test or endoscopy may be requested to assist in the diagnosis. The diagnosis can be confirmed by taking both image and tissue biopsy during endoscopy.

Approach to Gastritis Disease in the RTM System

An Outlook on the Cause of Gastritis in the RTM System

Since the act of digestion requires a holistic functioning, it would be a bit of a deficiency to consider the problems presented one by one. In other words, an increase in acidity in the stomach is not only a problem of the stomach, but also a complex situation that is very closely related to the irregularity of the functioning of other digestive systems or the mood of the person. Perhaps the increase in acidity in the stomach occurs as a reflex buffer action created by the body against bile insufficiency.

Now you have a long-standing stomach ulcer. Consider the increase in stomach acid as the responsible reason for this, what do you do? Of course, you introduce suppressive measures to suppress the acid. As far as these measures are concerned, they will be until they die or the system that releases acid fails. Instead of doing this, if you empathize with the body side and ask, what would your stomach say to you? Let me tell you, “I increased my acidity. Because he will say that the insufficient bile asked me for it. If you ask the bile, it will say, “I have reduced our secretion, because the liver is insufficient to provide it. If you ask the liver, I do so much work, including cleaning poisons, that bile and digestion are the last thing.

When we think about this situation, we understand better that our body is in a constant balance against internal and external factors. With this balance, life continues by developing. The RTM System includes its own diagnostic and treatment protocols. Diseases in the RTM System; It is seen as a new balance or new adjustment points created in the body in order to continue life against internal and external negative conditions.

There is a source pattern called the Triad of Disease, which causes new settings to come into play in the body. This triple structure in which contamination in the body, system disorders and code change in DNA (epigenetics) occur in gastritis is as follows;

Contamination in the Body: The environmental toxins we are exposed to, especially through food, or the increase in toxic load resulting from the increase in metabolic activities at the cellular level disrupts the microbiota in the digestive system. Both the increase in toxic load and the deterioration in the microbiota disrupt the processes in different parts of the digestive system. Because the digestive processes and time intervals that each food is subjected to in the digestive system are genetically coded. Disruption in any part of the digestive system indirectly affects other parts of the digestive system.

Deterioration in Systems: The stomach is the first processing organ of the digestive system and the liver-intestinal detox system. Both the deterioration of the microbiota and the increase in toxic load cause disruption of the digestion process of the foods that start in the stomach. In some cases, due to an irregularity in the liver bile line, the body may decide to increase stomach acidity. In some cases, the increase in stress related to the emotional state of the person may directly affect the enzymatic activities of the stomach through the autonomic nervous system.

As a result of Body Contamination and Deterioration in the Digestive System, the body will create new balances and changes in the stomach in order to eliminate the toxic load and to eliminate the pathogenic bacteria that increase as a result of the deteriorated microbiota, and to ensure full absorption of the nutrients necessary for the continuation of life. As a result of this change in the information form, the stomach will continue to live with its new cyclical values. In order to eliminate toxins and pathogenic bacteria, and to provide better digestion, the stomach will determine the acidity of the stomach with the change of the code in the DNA and the new gastric PH values.

Treatment of Gastritis in the RTM System

The purpose of the RTM System is not to directly suppress the stomach acidity, but to eliminate the Triad of Disease, which is the source of the gastritis we mentioned above. In the RTM System, this is called the Treatment Triad.

Treatment Triad includes processes aimed at initiating the detox process to return to the normal state of balance in the body, eliminating the imbalance in the failing systems and reversing the epigenetic changes in DNA. This process is planned completely individually.

The main part of the treatment triad is RTM Phytotherapy. The phytotherapy protocol is determined by evaluating the patient’s detailed anamnesis, laboratory and imaging findings, and measurements specific to RTM clinics. With the RTM Phytotherapy protocol, the disease triad, which forms the source part, is withdrawn and treatment is applied. While it is aimed to normalize the epigenetic changes in DNA, which determines the new tuning constants, by informing the body with the seed parts of the plants, the treatment triad is planned by using the leafy parts of the plants in order to adapt the body to the normalization process of this information, to provide detox activities in the body, and to regulate the systems. When the disease triad is withdrawn, it is aimed that the body will automatically return to the norm form.

In order to both support the body and accelerate the treatment process, in addition to RTM phytotherapeutics, nearly 25 traditional medicine methods such as Ozone, Hijama, Acupuncture, Magnetic field therapy are planned according to the needs of the patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should the gastritis diet be?

  • Meals should be consumed sparingly and often.
  • Do not eat too hot or too cold.
  • It should be eaten slowly and by chewing very well.
  • Additives and ready-to-eat foods should not be consumed.
  • Avoid irritating foods that are excessively oily, spicy, spicy and acidic.
  • Is the medicine for gastritis sufficient for the treatment?
  • Medication can be used in the treatment of gastritis, but the most important elements are the healthy and permanent regulation of the diet. Treatment and medications vary according to the type of gastritis. Antibiotics are used for 7-14 days for Helicobacter Pylori. Proton pump inhibitors can be used to support the treatment by preventing acid production.

Does gastritis go away on its own?

  • The symptoms of the disease may also disappear spontaneously, especially when the use of drugs that cause acute gastritis or the irregular diet with unhealthy foods are eliminated. Antibiotic treatment can be applied for chronic gastritis due to bacterial infection.

How long does gastritis treatment take?

Depending on the type and level of gastritis, the duration of treatment will also vary. The treatment of the most common type of gastritis caused by Helicobacter pylori takes about 2 weeks.

Does gastritis, ulcer cause bad breath?

Gastritis discomfort and ulcer caused by irritation and inflammation of the inner surface of the stomach can cause bad breath.

Helicobacter pylori (Hp), which causes the most common type of gastritis, is a microaerophilic, gram (-) bacterium that settles in various areas of the stomach. It causes chronic inflammation where it settles and causes gastritis.

What does chronic atrophic gastritis mean?

Chronic atrophic gastritis is the chronic inflammation of the mucous layer lining the inner surface of the stomach and its epithelial cells. In atrophic gastritis, the formation of intestinal-type tissues in the gastric mucosa is called intestinal metaplasia.

What causes edema in the stomach?

After overeating, consuming indigestible and irritating foods and beverages, and excessive alcohol consumption, edema develops in the stomach wall and blood flow to this area increases with the slowing down of the stomach’s work.

What should gastritis patients eat for breakfast?

It is recommended that gastritis patients do not stay hungry for a long time and start the day with breakfast. It is necessary to be careful about consuming foods that will not irritate the gastric mucosa for breakfast. It should be remembered that solid and liquid foods, especially when consumed on an empty stomach, are too cold or too hot to harm the stomach. If black tea is to be drunk, it should be clear, also herbal teas should be preferred. Processed, fried, oily and leavened products should be avoided.

What is autoimmune atrophic gastritis?

Atrophic gastritis caused by a malfunction in the immune system is called autoimmune gastritis. It occurs when healthy stomach cells in the body are destroyed by the immune system and antibodies increase.

What causes constant burping?

Gastritis is known to cause burping. In addition, people who eat unhealthy by consuming fatty and processed foods, acidic beverages, and foods that are difficult to digest often have burping problems. Sometimes, a blockage in the stomach or intestines can also cause belching.

Can he drink soda with gastritis?

Natural mineral water can benefit for loating and heartburn by balancing stomach acid thanks to the minerals it contains. It can alleviate stomach bloating caused by overeating and facilitate digestion.

Is tahini good for gastritis?

It has been stated that 1 tablespoon of tahini, consumed half an hour before the morning and evening meals, on an empty stomach, reduces stomach pains and has a protective effect against gastritis.

Does chronic gastritis turn into cancer?

Gastritis can lead to stomach bleeding or stomach ulcers if it is not treated timely and appropriately. Some rare types of chronic gastritis can increase the risk of stomach cancer, especially when they cause changes in the stomach lining or lining cells.

Is lemon good for gastritis?

Basically, if there is a problem with the stomach, consuming mint and lemon is not the solution. In fact, in reflux, gastritis or ulcer disease, lemon and lemon products increase gastric acid secretion. For this reason, there is an increase in symptoms such as pain, heartburn and burning in the stomach.

Is yogurt good for gastritis?

Consuming natural yogurt is beneficial in many ways, as well as a healthy choice for gastritis. Thanks to the probiotics it contains, it protects the stomach lining against Helicobacter pylori bacteria that cause gastritis. In addition, natural yogurt helps in removing the infection by strengthening the body’s immune system.

Is honey good for gastritis?

It has been stated that natural and real honey, consumed up to 1 teaspoon in the morning, is among the foods that are good for heartburn. It can help against these diseases such as ulcers and gastritis by contributing to the regulation of stomach acid.

Does gastritis cause diarrhea?

Gastritis or stomach inflammation can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting in some cases.