First Aid is the temporary help given to an injured or a sick
person before professional medical treatment can be provided. This
timely assistance, comprising of simple
techniques, is most critical to the victims and is, often, life
saving. Any layperson can be trained to administer first aid,
which can be can be carried out using minimal equipments. Basic
training in first aid skills should be taught in school, in work
places and, in general, be learnt by all, as it is mandatory to
our modern and stressful life.
What are Gastric Problems?
Occurs in stomach / oesophagus
Disturbance of gastric mucosa leads to acid secretion
Acids contact stomach nerve endings
Causes pain / discomfort
May be acute / chronic
Acute gastric problem reduces quickly
Chronic gastric problems lead to ulcers
Physical and mental stress can also cause ulceration.
Causes of gastric mucosa inflammation:
Drugs which causes gastric trouble
Loss of appetite
Hot Spicy foods
Large meals before bed
Acute problems resolve spontaneously
Chronic problems should be treated
Drugs for treatment include:
Proton pump inhibitors
Timely meals releives pain due to ulcers
Consult - Gastroenterologist.
Read more: Gastric- First Aid and Emergency Treatment Guide