Acidity- Symptoms and its effects

Acidity- Symptoms and its effects

Excess production of acid by the gastric glands in our stomach scientifically describes what acidity is. However, in simple words acidity is the burning sensation which we feel in our chest. The stomach secretes hydrochloric acid, which is essential for the breakdown of our food in order to process digestion. However, excess secretion of hydrochloric acid kicks off acidity in us. Acidity gives birth to various diseases such as dyspepsia, heartburn, gastric inflammation and ulcers in the stomach.

What causes acidity?

The primary reasons for acidity are:

  • Excess consumption of spicy and non vegetarian food
  • Smoking and consumption of alcohol
  • Intake of anti- inflammatory drugs


 What are the symptoms?

The common symptoms one experiences are:

  • Burning in the stomach
  • Burning in the throat
  • Restlessness
  • Nausea
  • Sour taste
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation

How do we get rid of acidity?

Normally, to get rid of acidity we intake antacids. However, there are several homemade remedies which ensure you of an acid-free stomach:

  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Cold milk
  • Indian gooseberry or amla
  • Cumin or Jeera
  • Carom Seeds or Ajwain

How to prevent the acidic blast in our body?

  • A less spicy diet
  • Consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Eat less but regularly

But in this busy world, we find it difficult to take care of our essential needs. Therefore, only complaints won’t help and we have to venture out for the alternatives. Gas-O-Fast, an easily available treatment for acidity is the best alternative, helping you in curing the acid reflux.

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