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ACIDITY -ITS TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

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Acidity is a common digestive disorder faced by most of the Indians. It is a terrible condition, in which gastric glands produce excess amount of acid in the stomach. Excess of acid create inflammation, irritation and heart burn in the stomach.

Acidity is generally a consequence of several external factors like

Eating habits

Fad diets

Stress

Smoking 

Alcohol consumption

Lack of physical activity

Irregularity in eating pattern.

WHAT CAUSES ACIDITY?

1. Stress

2. Consumption of spicy and non-vegetarian foods

3. Smoking and alcohol

4. Stomach diseases like peptic ulcers, stomach tumors, etc.

5. Certain Medications 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

 

The common signs and symptoms that you might experience are -

1. Burning in the stomach

2. Burning in the throat

3. Restlessness

4. Belching or burping

5. Nausea

6. Sour taste

7. Indigestion

9. Heart burn

10. Ulcers in the stomach.

TREATMENT FOR ACIDITY-

MEDICATION

HOME REMEDIES-

Here are 10 home remedies for acidity that actually work -

• Bananas, Dates, figs, apple, papaya, cucumber and water melon

• Carrot leave, beat root and mint leave

• Drink 10 to 12 glass of water daily

• Tulsi

• A glass of Cold milk 

• Saunf or aniseed

• Jeera

• Clove

• Elaichi

• Mint leaves or pudina

• Ginger

• Amla

• Wear loose clothes

 

 PREVENTION-

 1. Spicy foods  

 2. Indian dishes containing thick curry

 3. Chinese recipes that contain red pepper. 

 4. Citrus fruits  such as oranges and grapefruit as they are high in acid. 

 5. Full fat dairy products such as sour cream, cheese or ice cream. 

 6. Fatty foods like hamburger or cuts of meat with excess fat. 

 7. Eggs and sandwiches made with  cheese. 

 8. Coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks. 

 9. Peas, beans, broccoli and cabbage.

10. Tomatoes and onions. 

11. Pickles, oily, spicy food.

12. Cheese items and junk food. 

13. Raw salad vegetables like onion, radish, cabbage, and peppers. 

14. Alcohol and smoking.

15.Reduce stress

16.Avoid certain medications 

 

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