Although gastritis is an inflammation in the stomach, it can cause symptoms beyond ones related to digestion. These symptoms vary from person to person, but usually someone suffering from gastritis may experience abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or heartburn. Some people experience no symptoms at all with gastritis. A common question among people who have gastritis is whether or not gastritis can make you feel sleepy and tired. Surprisingly, the answer is yes.
One reason that gastritis can make you feel sleepy and tired is because of H. pylori bacteria. These bacteria are one of the most common causes of nonerosive gastritis. The stomach lining infection they cause doesn’t stop with only irritating the mucosa, however. As with any infection, your body will mount a defense against it, which takes a lot of energy. This can result in you feeling sleepy and tired.
If your gastritis is caused by something other than H. pylori, such as medication, alcohol or a virus, you may still experience these effects. The body treats infections and inflammations in a very similar manner. It diverts energy from other bodily systems to help produce more white blood cells to fight the inflammation. The result is that your immune system’s response takes away your normal energy levels, leaving you experiencing fatigue and drowsiness. In both cases, these symptoms will go away once the stomach has healed.
There is a way to help prevent gastritis from even occurring: food combining. If you use food combining when you eat, and eat the right types of foods together, digestive disorders will be a thing of the past. This includes not only gastritis, but Crohn’s disease, chronic diarrhea, excessive gas, and many other digestion-related conditions.
How does food combining accomplish this? By showing you what foods don’t digest well together and by teaching you about healthy, unprocessed foods. You’ll learn about not eating proteins with starches, and why fruit is best eaten by itself. Food combining is easy to understand and can be as inexpensive to practice as your current diet. Give food combining a try if you want your digestive system to be healthy for life.