Do You Suffer From…

  • Upper abdominal tenderness or pain?
  • Feeling of fullness or burning in the stomach?
  • Indigestion or bloating?

Hi, we are a Naturopathy clinic located in Melbourne. We specialise in helping people suffering from Gut ailments such as Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers, Helicobacter pylori infections and Reflux.

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“For years I was having gut issues that conventional gastro doctors would not pick up with a variety of pathology tests. It was very frustrating having doctors tell me that I would just have to live with it for the rest of my life. After meeting Helena she proved that totally wrong with one consult and a gut mapping test that came back clearly showing that my health was all out of whack with a myriad of gut issues. From there I followed a tailored health plan to get rid of the bad bugs and heal my gut. I’m happy to report that it totally worked and changed my life for the better! Throughout the journey I also found that Helena was a really genuine person and passionate about helping others. I highly recommend! ~ Paul

What is Gastritis?

Gastritis is inflammation of the gastric mucosa (stomach lining). In can be acute, less than 2 weeks’ duration or chronic, more than 2 weeks’ duration. Causes are varied and include bacterial, fungal or viral infections, certain medications, backflow of bile into the stomach, alcohol, chronic vomiting, excessive gastric acid secretion or ingested poisons. Trauma to the stomach may occur due to nasogastric tube suction, retching, radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.

What Are Stomach Ulcers?

Peptic (stomach) ulcers and duodenal ulcers are lesions of the mucosal lining that penetrate the muscularis mucosae (thin layer of muscle) in the stomach or duodenum (top section of the small intestine). Ulcers may also affect the distal oesophagus as a result of chronic gastrointestinal reflux all presenting as upper abdominal pain. Duodenal ulcers are the most common. Other underlying drivers of gastritis and/or gastric ulceration include anxiety, stress, autoimmunity and environmental irritants, such as cigarette smoking.

Common Causes of Gastritis & Stomach Ulcers

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs
  • Antacid abuse
  • High consumption of alcohol or caffeine
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Stress, anxiety and other psychological factors
  • Recent trauma (e.g., surgery, radiation, vomiting, foreign body)
  • Bile reflux
  • Excessive secretion of stomach acid
  • Food allergies
  • Bacterial infections (e.g., Helicobacter pylori)
  • Viral, fungal and parasitic infections

Stomach Ulcers & Gastritis Signs & Symptoms

  • Stomach pain, occurs after eating and lasts for 1-3 hours; relieved by milk and antacid; episodic with periods of remission
  • Duodenal ulcers are classically relieved by food, whilst gastric ulcers are exacerbated by it
  • Indigestion, bloating and upper digestive tenderness
  • Feeling of fullness or burning in the stomach
  • Excessive belching
  • Nausea or vomiting, can be mucous or blood
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Bleeding gums (gingivitis)
  • Weight loss or anorexia
  • Black tarry or red stools

Stomach Ulcers & Gastritis Treatments

Stomach ulcers and gastritis are signs from your body that your upper gastrointestinal tract is out of balance. There are many different reasons why these occur, so it’s important to address the root causes for you. Decreasing gastrointestinal inflammation, improving the gastrointestinal barrier, restoring the gut microbiome, addressing any infections and removing aggravating foods, can help to facilitate the healing within your body so that you can feel healthy and balanced again.

During your initial consultation our Naturopaths take a detailed case history, run various in-house tests and can request functional pathology tests such as urea breath test or a comprehensive digestive stool analysis for you if they think this is relevant. Once we have received all your test results back we will put you on a specific treatment plan and diet to bring your digestive health back into ailment and get you feeling amazing again.

Would you like to have…

  • Less pain and inflammation?
  • Less abdominal tenderness?
  • Healthy digestion?

If you are looking for long term solutions to heal stomach ulcers and gastritis, we’d love to help you out. Book an appointment today!