Vitiation of Pitta and Kapha both are responsible for Gastritis. Vitiated Pitta leads to excess acid
secretion which weakens the stomach lining and since the stomach region is the main site for
Kapha in our body, vitiated Kapha leads to a weak stomach lining further aggravating the
Since the main cause behind gastritis is aggravated pitta and kapha and ayurveda treatments
always cure the root cause, the line of treatment will be to balance the aggravated doshas, the
main treatment for Gastritis in ayurveda is two fold, one is to correct the lifestyle and second is
to balance all the doshas.
Apart from lifestyle counselling, Gastritis can be treated by medication and in most of the cases
without the need of Panchkarma, however Medicines cannot be prescribed without diagnosing
the patient, it is important to physically observe the patient and understand the specific
symptoms to prescribe suitable oral medication.
Gastritis is usually mild and resolves without any major treatment, the simplest way is by
bringing a change in the patient's lifestyle to remove the factors that caused the disease in the
However, if taken lightly, gastritis can become chronic and may lead to a stomach ulcer or
Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. Our stomach has a protective lining of mucus called the mucosa. This lining protects the stomach from a strong stomach acid that digests food. When something damages or weakens this protective lining, the mucosa becomes inflamed, causing gastritis.
Gastritis may occur suddenly (acute gastritis), or appear slowly over time (chronic gastritis).
Chronic gastritis is a common problem, and sources estimate that more than 50% of the world’s population is affected by it to some degree.
In some cases, gastritis can lead to ulcers and an increased risk of stomach cancer. In most cases, however, gastritis isn't serious and improves quickly with treatment.
What are the types of gastritis?
There are two main types of gastritis:
Erosive : 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.
A gastrointestinal bacterial infection can cause gastritis. The most common bacterial infection that causes it is Helicobacter pylori. It’s a bacterium that infects the lining of the stomach. The infection is usually passed from person to person, but can also be transmitted through contaminated food or water.
Certain conditions and activities may increase your risk for developing gastritis.
Risk factors include:
excessive alcohol consumption
Routine use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and aspirin- if they are used for longer time such as several weeks or months they may affect the protective function of the stomach lining
Combining painkillers with steroids can make this damaging effect worse
cocaine, tobacco use
Age- because the stomach lining thins naturally with age
Physical stress: A sudden, severe illness or injury can bring on gastritis. Often, gastritis develops even after a trauma that doesn’t involve the stomach.
autoimmune disorders. The immune system attacks healthy cells in the stomach lining.
Diseases like Crohn's disease, sarcoidosis, and isolated granulomatosis gastritis.
Another less common cause of gastritis is a condition called Bile reflux: The liver makes bile to help you digest fatty foods. “Reflux” means flowing back. Bile reflux occurs when bile flows back into the stomach instead of moving through the small intestine.