General description of the disease
Erosion is damage to the upper layer of the epithelium.
Depending on the place of damage, erosion is distinguished:
Cornea – violation of the integrity of the surface of the epithelial layer of the eye cornea.
The causes of occurrence are mechanical damage (injury) to the eye (accidental scratching with a fingernail), the ingress of a foreign object into the eye (eyelashes, shavings from wood or iron, sand, dust) or chemicals, improper use of contact lenses, eye burns, growth of eyelashes in the wrong direction (when blinking, they scratch the corneal epithelium), corneal dystrophy.
The main symptoms of corneal erosion are: fear of light, tearing, redness, pain and burning sensation in the eye, the feeling of the presence of an extra object in the eye, which causes the desire to scratch and rub it, with clouding of the cornea and its swelling, vision may decrease.
Tooth enamel – non-carious damage to the enamel (in rare cases, dentin is damaged).
The reasons for the appearance of enamel erosion: hard bristles of a toothbrush, toothpaste (whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses are especially detrimental), consumption of citrus fruits in large quantities, diseases and disruptions in the endocrine and reproductive systems, lack of magnesium and ionized calcium.
Symptoms appear only externally – an oval tarnished spot appears on the affected tooth. A distinctive feature is that enamel erosion affects only the surface of symmetrical teeth and teeth with the same name (for example, incisors or canines). Erosion of the enamel proceeds in 3 stages (depending on which tooth tissues are damaged): the first stage – only the upper layers of the enamel are affected, the second – all layers of the enamel are affected, reaching the junction of the enamel with dentin, when the erosion reaches the dentin, the third occurs stage.
Cervix – a disease in which small ulcers appear on the walls of the neck.
The reasons contributing to the occurrence of erosion are: diseases that are sexually transmitted, the course of inflammatory processes in the pelvic organs of a woman, injury to the cervical mucosa as a result of abortion, childbirth or sexual intercourse in a rough form, reduced immunity, hormonal disruptions, menstrual disorders, large the number of sex partners and their frequent change, the onset of sexual activity at an early age.
Basically, erosion does not manifest itself outwardly in any way. It can be found when visiting a gynecologist. Some women may have brown or dark red discharge just for fun or during sex, may be painful during intercourse. Also, if the cause of the development was the presence of inflammatory processes or sexually transmitted diseases, then the symptoms arise depending on the disease (such diseases should include chlamydia, ureaplasmosis, the presence of papilloma virus, gonorrhea, genital herpes). Erosion of the cervix is pseudo-erosion (young women and women with increased levels of estrogen in the blood are ill – in this case, the prismatic epithelium extends beyond the boundaries of the cervical canal of the uterus) and true (erosion has a red spot on the background of a mucous membrane that is healthy (has a light pink color) …
Stomach – damage to the gastric mucosa, while not affecting the muscle layer. If left untreated, the disease contributes to the appearance of stomach ulcers, colon cancer.
The reasons for the development of gastric erosion are infections that affect the gastric mucosa; eating excessively heavy, hard, spicy, or hot foods; medicines that destroy the walls of the stomach; stress; chronic pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, malignant neoplasms in the stomach and colon; regular ingress of pesticides in hazardous production.
With erosion of the stomach, symptoms such as pain in the abdomen (worse after the patient has eaten), vomiting, nausea, belching, blood in the stool, anemia, problems with digestion and bile output, internal bleeding are observed.
Useful foods for erosion
RџSЂRё erosion of the stomach meat and fish of low-fat varieties, dairy foods, sour cream with a low percentage of fat, vegetable and butter oils, hard cheese (low-fat) will be useful. All meals should be steamed or boiled. The number of meals should be at least 5-6 times. The main dishes in the diet of a patient with gastric erosion: steamed cutlets, cereals (especially viscous), vegetable and milk soups, boiled vegetables, loose tea, rosehip decoction, boiled eggs, jelly.
To get rid of cervical erosion it is necessary to get rid of the lack of folic acid, vitamin A, E, C, selenium (it is this deficiency in most cases that is the cause of weakened immunity and hormonal disruption in the female body). To replenish the deficiency, you need to eat bananas, cabbage, asparagus, lentils, veal liver, citrus fruits, brewer’s yeast, green leafy vegetables, hazelnuts and walnuts, vegetable oils, olives, celery and parsnips, seafood, garlic, yellow and orange vegetables.
To strengthen teeth when enamel erosion you need to eat foods rich in calcium, fluoride and magnesium (cheese, nuts, cottage cheese, nuts, legumes, dairy foods, oatmeal and barley porridge, seaweed and fish).
In order to quickly heal a scratch with erosion of the cornea, you need to eat foods rich in vitamin A, foods that improve the condition of the eyes (seeds and nuts, beans, sprouted wheat, orange-yellow berries, fruits and vegetables, fish, any greens).
Traditional medicine for erosion
In order to get rid of erosion of the stomach it is necessary to drink decoctions of St. John’s wort, chamomile, mint, knotweed, celandine, dried apricots, immortelle, on an empty stomach in the morning it is useful to eat a teaspoon of honey or propolis (then you need to drink a glass of warm water). Also, it is useful to drink sea buckthorn oil three times a day, a teaspoon.
Upon detection corneal erosion first of all, you need to rinse the eye with clean water or salt water, blink intensively (if a foreign object gets into the eye, it should fall out), if blinking does not help, then you need to pull the upper eyelid over the lower one (eyelashes, like a broom, should sweep out the foreign body). In no case should you rub your eyes, you should not touch the eyeball with a cotton pad, tweezers or anything else (you can make an even bigger scratch).
To eliminate photophobia with corneal erosion, you need to drip the eyes with sea buckthorn oil (1 drop in each eye every three hours). If a purulent process has begun, the sore eye is dripped with celandine juice with a water-based propolis extract (the ratio should be 1 to 3, you need to drip before bedtime). Apply clay lotions on the eyelids and cold compresses (they will help relieve swelling).
To cure cervical erosion it is necessary to put medicinal tampons with sea buckthorn oil, with aloe juice and honey, propolis, pumpkin pulp, viburnum berries with onion gruel; do douching with infusions of calendula, winter-lover, copper sulfate solution. The use of folk remedies should be at least 10 days.
Hazardous and harmful foods with erosion
- stomach: fried, fatty, hot, spicy, smoked, spicy, canned foods, citrus fruits, vegetables and fruits with coarse fiber (radishes, turnips, rutabagas), citrus fruits, alcoholic and carbonated drinks, rich broths, muesli, bran bread, mushrooms, fast food;
- enamels: foods with high acidity (pickles, maple syrup, citrus fruits, tomatoes, grape juice, pineapples), foods and drinks that are too hot, soda, a lot of sweets;
- cornea: excessive consumption of salt, meat, eggs, alcoholic beverages, food additives;
- cervix: fast food, fast food, canned food, mayonnaise, food additives, leavening agents, thickeners, dyes – provoke the growth of cancer cells (cervical erosion most often develops into a malignant neoplasm in the absence of treatment and improper nutrition).
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