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Gastritis refers to a condition in which the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed. In some cases, this condition can develop suddenly. In other situations, it comes about gradually and in a more chronic state of development. The condition is often caused by bacteria, specifically H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) but may be caused by other viruses and infections as well. Gastritis may also be the result of damage or distress to the stomach such as that caused from excessive alcohol, drug or medication use and irritation from other general causes.
Migraines are incredibly common ailments that often involve severe symptoms that can interfere with daily activity. Unlike regular headaches, migraines tend to last longer and involve other senses such as vision and hearing. Migraines are also unique from everyday headaches in that they are more difficult to treat, with over the counter pain relievers typically rendered less effective. Migraines can be caused from many things, and not all of the causes of migraines are fully understood. However, pregnancy, stress, alcohol use and female cycles have all been explored as probable causes.
Arthritis is commonly thought of as one condition. However, collectively, arthritis encompasses over one hundred different ailments that all relate to joint stiffness and pain. Symptoms can vary depending on which type of arthritis is present. For instance, in the case of osteoarthritis, gradually worsening pain and stiffness are the most common symptoms. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, however, swelling and inflammation accompany the typical joint related symptoms.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that is typically chronic in nature that is characterized by the overgrowth of skin cells on the dermal surface. This leads to almost silver looking patches on the skin that are incredibly itchy and in some cases, unsightly. These patchy areas are referred to as plaques, and they can vary in size from small to large and normally appear on the hands and feet, the knees and ankles and the scalp. There is not a finite cause for psoriasis, which is thought to run in families, however some believe that an overactive immune system may be to blame. Symptoms are generally limited to the skin’s surface, but arthritis like symptoms such as painful and swollen joints can develop in some cases.
A late night that involves heaping helpings of adult libations can inevitably result in a feeling of remorse the next day. Sometimes, that can translate into a hangover. Symptoms of a hangover include fatigue, headaches and stomach upset. While the old adage “hair of the dog that bit you,” (referring to an alcoholic hangover cure) is well known, it will do little to alleviate the discomfort that can result the morning after too much to drink. Alternatively, there are many herbs that can be used and infused into a delicious cup of tea that will help wake up your senses and help to undo some of the damage caused the night before.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common medical condition that results in abdominal discomfort, pain, cramping and bowel movement problems. There is no cure for IBS, and most people manage the disorder through dietary and lifestyle changes which can result in a reduction in symptoms. There are many herbs found in nature that can help digestion along and reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Many people enjoy these herbs in tea form alongside lifestyle changes like better dietary choices and an increase in physical activity. Tea for IBS may seem like a stretch, however at least five herbs can help reduce the abdominal discomfort associated with the condition. We will explore them below and explain how they can help alleviate some IBS symptoms.
Constipation is one of the most common, everyday health complaints. And the condition is experienced by just about everyone at some point during the course of their lives. For many, constipation occurs regularly due to diet and lifestyle factors. There are many over the counter remedies for constipation and the large majorities of them are highly effective, and can relieve a clogged up colon quickly. However, many of these types of products promote unwanted side effects such as abdominal cramping and excessive diarrhea. Choosing tea for constipation instead by taking advantage of some of the beneficial compounds found in plants is one way to possibly avert these types of side effects while still enjoying relaxing relief.
One of the most common digestive problems related to bowel movements is diarrhea – stools that are loose, watery and downright messy. Diarrhea can be caused commonly due to illnesses like those from viruses and bacteria and it has even been attributed to stress. Diarrhea may also occur due to diet, with some foods more prone to promoting looser than normal stools than others. Herbal remedies can be very useful in treating a wide range of digestive symptoms including diarrhea without side effects or other adverse reactions. It helps to learn a few things before considering herbal tea for diarrhea.
There is no real cure for the common cold. Often, when one strikes, we head off to the pharmacy for an over the counter remedy for the fever, chills, coughing, sneezing, congestion and body aches associated with one of the oldest illnesses. These over the counter remedies can help somewhat with symptom relief, but they often come with side effects like drowsiness and provide no other benefit than relieving cold symptoms because of their chemical compositions.
Bloating is a unique sensation as the symptoms related to bloat can vary from person to person and in various ranges of intensity. For most people, bloating manifests as a feeling of fullness and tightness, and abdominal pain and cramping may accompany it. Bloating tends to be more common in women than men and can also become more predominant during periods of water retention. Many of the causes of bloating can be attributed to diet and lifestyle, and making healthful changes in these avenues can reduce the recurrence of bloat. For an added boost however, why not give a tea for bloating a try?