5+ Ways to Prevent Gastritis During Fasting

"Gastritis is a stomach problem caused by an open wound on the lining of digestive systems. Generally, gastritis sufferers are advised to often eat healthy foods in small portions. But what you should do with gastritis during a fasting month?"

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  06/05/2021 12:21 WIB

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Ramadan is a special month for Muslims. Muslims are required to do fasting for a whole month. For people with gastritis, Ramadan month may present challenge because they have to empty their stomachs for approximately 12 hours, from dawn until dusk. Then how to deal with stomach problems during the month of Ramadan?

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Jamupedia friend, when the stomach is empty usually the stomach acid of a gastritis sufferer will rise to the chest, causing the sufferer to experience nausea. This of course will make fasting uncomfortable. To solve this problem, you can do the following things.

  1. Eat enough at sahur and iftar

Eating too much food at sahur (meal to begin fasting at dawn) can affect the stomach performance. Eating too much only makes it working harder and leading to certain complaints because the stomach becomes full.

  1. Never go to sleep immediately after eating sahur or iftar

Sleeping after eating is not good for the body, because acid production will increase after eating. Stomach acid will go up into the esophagus if you sleep after eating. The habit of sleeping after eating will damage the lining of the esophagus, causing ulcers to form. In addition, sleeping after eating will lead to significant weight gain and lead to obesity.

  1. Avoid foods that can trigger stomach acid to rise (fatty, sour, and spicy foods)

Gastritis sufferers have a stomach that is more sensitive to fatty, sour, and spicy foods. This is because these types of foods can weaken the esophagus and cause stomach acid to back up into the esophagus.

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  1. Avoid caffeinated drinks

Caffeinated drinks can trigger gastritis because they can weaken the lower esophageal valve muscle. This will result in the rise of stomach acid back into the esophagus.

  1. Avoid smoking 

Try to avoid smoking because it can trigger GERD. Smoking can reduce saliva production, slow down or prevent muscles from being maximal, produce more acid in the stomach, reduce the effects of stomach acid, and increase the risk of esophageal cancer.

  1. Minimize stress levels

Stress affects the general health of the body. For gastritis sufferers, of course, stress can trigger gastritis recurrence. Stress can affect the state of the stomach, especially stomach acid. Gastric acid production will increase more if a person is under stress.

Well, for Jamupedia friends who suffer from gastritis. You can apply some of those tips to prevent the problem from relapsing during fasting. However, if the gastritis does not improve, you should immediately contact a doctor for further treatment.

In addition, if you want to treat an ulcer with traditional medicine, you can take a peek at the Jamupedia page. There is a scientifically proven B2P2TOOT jamu to treat gastritis. More details can be read in the article on Jamu Saintifik Maag Atau Gangguan Lambung.