What is Acidity
It refers to a set of symptoms caused by an imbalance between acid secreting mechanism of stomach and proximal intestine .
The stomach normally secretes acid that is essential in the digestive process.When there is excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach,it results in acidity.
•Indiscriminate eating of oily food, food with more salt and spices.
•Food or drinks containing lot of acids or sour foods increase the secretion of hydrochloric acid .
•Tension, worries and pressure on mind creates more acid in the stomach.
•Frequent drinking of coffee, habit of alcohol,smoking and drugs help to roduce more acid.
•Lack of sufficient physical activities,sleep immediately after food.
•Taking frequent allopathic medicines like aspirin.
• Regurgitation of gastric contents
•Clinical symptoms and history –any present and past drug use such as NSAIDs,a history of family members with ulcers,alcohol consumption and smoking.
•Stress assessment is also useful.
•Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is done to detect ulcers.
•Barium meal studies also useful.
•Homeopathic remedies provide immediate relief of symptoms by neutralizing the excess acid secreted
•A suitable diet must be strictly followed avoiding spicy,salty,acidic food.
•Regulate the normal secretion of Hydrochloric acid from the gastric gland thus maintain a normal acid level in stomach.
•Stress is also a cause of acidity .During case taking we also cover that point so it also helps in treating the acidity