Acidity Causes And Symptoms And Home Remedies For Acidity And Heartburn
Dr.Mike • onHealth & Beauty 8 years ago • 2 min read

Hyperacidity is a widespread common disorder which, if not treated in time, leads to ulcer formation in the digestive tract. It is mainly caused when hydrochloric acid, an important component of the digestive juices, is produced in excess.

Causes of Acidity

Following are the major acidity causes:

  1. Excessive smoking and drinking alcohol

  2. Gastro duodenal (peptic) ulcer

  3. Hyper secretion of hydrochloric acid

  4. Reflux of gastric acid

  1. Not eating on time

  2. Eating fried and spicy food regularly

Symptoms of Acidity

  1. Burning sensation in the chest and throat.

  2. Sour oral secretion/belching.

  3. Vomiting, headache.

  4. Heat in the body.

  5. Lack of appetite.

Home Remedies for Acidity

  1. Eating a plain ice-cream (Not a flavored ot colored) like vanilla gives instant relief from acidity.

  2. Drinking falsa (Grewiab subinaequalis) juice or eating falsa is a best remedy to overcome acidity and improve digestion.

  3. Eating one clove (Laung) after every meals helps to get relief from acidity.

  4. Drinking ash gourd (peths) juice in empty stomach gives relief from hyper acidity and cures ulcer.

  5. Banana makes a good coating on the layers inside the stomach and is a best remedy for curing acidity.

  6. Indian Gooseberry (Amla) taken with equal amount of sugar candy (Mishri) is also a good remedy for acidity.

  7. Potato contains potassium salt which reduces acid. Eating boiled potato helps to get rid of acidity.

  8. Eating cucumber, watermelon, banana helps to get rid of acidity.

  9. Sucking a piece of jaggery (Gur) or Raisin (Kishmish) gives instant relief from acidity.

  10. Taking some basil leaves (Tulsi) in the morning helps to overcome acidity.

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