Do you often suffer from stomach ailments? If the doctors have not diagnosed an apparent cause, right off the bat, it is very likely that you have what is known as  emotional nervous gastritis. You will have already imagined by its name that it consists of a type of disease characterized more by a psychological aspect than a physical one.

It is easy to confuse the symptoms with those of irritable bowel or normal gastritis. For this reason, in this article we are going to tell  you what exactly nervous emotional gastritis consists of, its causes, its symptoms and how to treat it. 

What is nervous gastritis?

Nervous emotional gastritis is caused by stress or anxiety and directly affects our stomach. With this type of gastritis, the gastric mucosa is inflamed causing pain, burning and acid, among others.

Stomach acidity rises

But how can stress cause gastritis? Well, it is much simpler than it seems. With stress, the acidity of the stomach rises without any pill or food causing it. If we add to this that, in addition, when we have stress we tend to eat worse, we can understand why stress generates gastritis: higher acidity and “junk” food are not good combinations. This stomach pain that is generated, this gastritis, is not something that should be ignored, far from it; we are talking about a pain that is alerting us that something is wrong with our body. If it continues like this, a stomach ulcer could end up coming out, and there we are already talking about quite serious health problems.


In addition to the aforementioned pain, heartburn and burning, it is inevitably accompanied by other symptoms such as nerves, tension, stress and anxiety. If you are going through a delicate period, be careful! Your stomach may be suffering

Treatment of emotional gastritis

It is considered that whether it is an emotional gastritis or not, it is advisable to follow the same diet, a healthy and light diet, a  soft diet helps to regulate the symptoms and eat foods such as

  • Rice
  • Vegetables
  • Sopa
  • Fruit
  • Carne
  • Fish
  • Soy or rice milk
  • Agua

Apart from the foods that collaborate with the improvement of gastritis, if it is emotional, it is considered more delicate, since a mental balance would have to be maintained so that the body can recompose itself and thus both parts are in harmony and the organism works regularly and in a healthy way

Emotional gastritis, acute or chronic?

Although as a general rule, as stated by many specialists,  emotional gastritis  tends to be acute first, in some cases, it is important to remember that if acute gastritis is not treated in time it can become chronic. For this reason, it is advisable to go to the specialist as soon as the symptoms are felt, since it can occur at any age.

Identify the causes

The best remedy, the best way to avoid having gastritis due to stress, is to detect stress quickly and try to alleviate it in the best possible way. However, this is not always easy.

Identify the cause of your stress or nervousness, it is usually caused by something specific, whether related to the personal, family, work or love world. Is there something that worries you? Are you overloaded with family burdens? Too much work? Learn to identify the cause of your emotional problems, it is the first step to overcome the situation and that it does not affect your physical health.

Physical activity

You can find time to do some physical activity that motivates and likes you. You can try walking at first, and continue running if you feel like it. At home you can also do many activities, such as dancing, Pilates, yoga. Any activity is good, because it will help you release stress and feel better with yourself. Don’t make excuses, don’t say you don’t have time, and try to take advantage of those minutes to get to know yourself more and more .

What if it is not an emotional gastritis?

On the other hand, we must ask you to be careful when self-diagnosing a nervous emotional gastritis, since these stomach pains can be due to other causes that are not easily identifiable from the first hour, for example, permanent overexposure to alcohol, infections, allergies, intoxications or even abuse of certain drugs, in addition to being able to also have a metabolic root.

In any case, it is always best to consult a specialist and, if the problem persists, request a second medical opinion. Do not stay with the first opinion, find the solution to your problem. But remember that solving stomach problems and doing nothing about stress will not help!

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