Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Acidity Symptoms and Natural Remedies

Acidity is a common condition that affects almost everyone, some time or the other. Our stomach secretes gastric acid that is necessary in the process of digestion. Gastric acid, along with pepsin and other enzymes, helps in breaking down the complex matter into simpler substances that can be easily digested by the body.

However, if the acid secretion exceeds the normal level, it results in acidity and the acid begins to move upwards, from the stomach into the lower esophagus. This regurgitation of the excess stomach acid can cause a burning sensation in the chest, normally referred to as heartburn.

Other symptoms associated with acid reflux are nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, chest pain, belching and bloating. This is quite an unpleasant condition that causes a lot of discomfort, however, some home remedies for acidity problem can come to your rescue.

Symptoms of Acidity

•    Bloating

•    Formation of gases in the stomach

•    Burning sensation in the chest

•    Lingering sour taste in the mouth

•    Nausea and vomiting.

Causes of Acidity

•    Over eating or eating food in wrong times

•    Too much intake of refined food

•    Not chewing the food properly or eating in a hurry

•    Skipping breakfast or meals

Cure for Acidity

•    There are variety of home remedies and Ayurvedic treatments for acidity control; it is excellent to go for such treatments as they are safe and effective. Keep away from chemical or medicinal acidity treatments as it creates a bundle of extra health troubles.

•    Using Ayurvedic medicines that can suppress acid creation under the recommendation of healthcare professionals is very effective in treating acidity.

•    Ayurvedic medicines like Kamdudha Rasa plain are helpful in treating acidity. Avipattikar Churna can be along with water before your every day meal. It is excellent for your bowel movement and is helpful in heartburn treatment or acidity. Narikel lavan is also an excellent remedy to cure hyperacidity.

Home Remedies for Acidity

•    Drink 2 glasses of water in empty stomach as soon as you wake up in morning.

•    Regular consumption of amla or amalaki (Embelica officinalis) fruit helps to reduce acidity.

•    Consume a glass of Kushmanda (Benincasa Hispida) or ashgourd juice in empty stomach. This cools body and reduces acidity.

•    Regularly use buttermilk and cold milk.

•    Avoid spicy, deep fried and junk foods.

•    Consume fruits like watermelon, papaya and banana after food.

•    Tender coconut water also helps to reduce acidity and normalize indigestion.

•    Eating of banana, watermelon and cucumber can help in curing acidity naturally.

A concoction prepared by mixing two tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two tablespoon honey to a glass of water, may be drunk after every meal. It minimizes chances of acidity.

•    A glass of warm water may be taken every morning in empty stomach. This is perhaps the simplest remedy, for water is quite famous for neutralizing acids.

The patient should avoid intake of tea, coffee, and soft drinks. He or she may opt for herbal tea made out of spearmint or licorice extracts.

•    Eat dinner two to three hours before sleeping time as it keeps you healthy.

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