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4 Causes of high stomach acid

4 Causes of high stomach acid

February 24, 2021

Acid is the major component in our stomach that helps in keeping our digestive system healthy. Acid levels in the stomach should always be appropriate. High acid can cause acid reflux diseases, and low acid can obstruct nutrient absorption. The secretion of acid in our stomach is controlled by hormones as well as our nervous system.

 

Sometimes our stomach produces an excess amount of stomach acid that causes various unfavourable symptoms. Some of the symptoms are heart burning, sore throat, burping, bloating, regurgitation, etc. It is often recommended to rely on home remedies for acidity and gas problems if the disease is mild. In case you are facing acidity issues more than twice a week, you must visit a doctor because you might be suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD).

 

What increases the acid level in the stomach?

There is a list of reasons that can increase the acid level in our body that gives birth to numerous acid reflux diseases. Some of the most common risks that cause acidity and other gastric issues are as follows:

  • Eating heavy meals and laying down just after having them.
  • Snacking just before bedtime.
  • Regular smoking.
  • Acid level increases during pregnancy.
  • Drinking beverages like - tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol in a large amount.
  • Muscle relaxants and Pain killer medicines like ibuprofen, paracetamol and aspirin are also the reasons for increasing acid levels.
  • Blood pressure medications also cause heartburn and other gastric problems.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies.

If you are suffering from acid reflux diseases, any of the above-noted reasons may  be the cause. To avoid high acid formation in the stomach, you need to make sure that you-

 

1. Eat slowly

One needs to eat slowly and follow the process of grazing. It means we should eat small meals frequently instead of eating three heavy meals every day. This will help in absorbing the nutrients and digesting the food properly.

 

2. Avoid carbonated beverages

Carbonated drinks make you burp frequently and send acid into the esophagus. It is advised to drink flat water in the place of sparkling water. Avoiding carbonated beverages can help a lot in treating acid reflux disease.

 

3. Don’t sleep just after eating

While standing or sitting the gravity keeps the acid in the appropriate place in your stomach. Make sure that you don't sleep after having a tummy full of food. Try to go to bed three hours later after eating. It means that you avoid taking naps after lunch and say no to midnight snacks.

 

Though acidity sounds common and curable but, sometimes it becomes very painful and difficult to handle. If you have mild symptoms and don't face acidity issues regularly, then heartburning and other problems can be cured by taking effective antacids like Gas-O-Fast, which is made with natural ingredients like jeera, ajwain, etc. Different variants of Gas-O-Fast are proven beneficial for providing instant relief from acidity.




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