Stomach acidity or hyperacidity circumstances are a common problem. Ask the person sitting right beside you in a bus if he had experienced bouts of acidity attacks. Chances are great that he or she would respond you with a big YES. Why is this so?
Our stomachs produce acid to digest the food that we eat. This is a regular and natural process. Whenever we eat cells within the lining of the stomach pump acid to liquefy your sumptuous dinner, from mash potatoes to a slab of steak.
Problem occurs when these cells produce large quantity of acid, more than your stomach needs. When this happens, you will go through from stomach acidity. You would know if you were suffering from stomach acidity if you feel a burning sensation just above the stomach, or right below (the hollow part) your breastbone.
Acids present in the stomach helps in breaking down of the food during digestion. But when there is excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach, it results in the state known as acidity.
Acidity leads to the sour or burning feeling in the chest. Its common symptoms are dyspepsia, heartburn and arrangement of the ulcers.
Treatment for Acidity
Apple Cider Vinegar. It doesn't seem like it would work, but it works better than no matter which else. The acid of many acidic substance outside of the body actually become alkaline once they are ingested.
It balances the acid in the stomach so that you don't have to produce too much of your own stomach acid to digest foods.
Make a fine powder of ginger powder, black pepper, dried mint leaves, asafetida (hing), anise seeds, coriander seeds, cumin, fennel and general salt taken equally. Take one teaspoon of this powder with water, twice a day after meals.
Include green leafy vegetables and sprouts in your diet. These contain vitamins B and E which aid digestion and also facilitate the removal of acids from the body. ‘Raita’ prepared from cucumber and salads are a tried and trust digestive aid.
Maintaining a standing posture for some time after food will help in preventing reaction.
1-2 teaspoon juice of chebulic myroblan is taken daily is highly beneficial in the treatment of acidity and heart burn. For better results the juice can be mixed with equal amount of amla juice.
Home Remedies for Acidity
There are various home remedies and ayurvedic treatments for acidity control; it is good to go for such treatments as they are safe and successful. Avoid chemical/medicinal acidity treatments as it creates a bundle of other health problems.
Using ayurvedic medicines that can suppress acid formation under the recommendation of healthcare professionals is very effectual in treating acidity.
Ayurvedic medicines like Kamdudha Rasa plain are effective in treating acidity. Avipattikarhurna can be taken with water before your daily meal. It is good for your bowel movement and is efficient in heartburn treatment or acidity. Narikel lavan is also a good remedy to cure hyperacidity.
Avoiding stress and moderating your lifestyle to include relaxing techniques can go a long way to prevent excess stomach acid and ulcers, particularly if you are a nervous and emotional person or involved in a high-stress job.
Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs may predispose a person to excess stomach acid.
Try to eat regular meals and follow a healthy diet. Take extra care when lifting weights, as this puts the abdominal area under added strain and may result in digestion evils.
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