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5 things that lead to acidity other than food

5 things that lead to acidity other than food

October 03, 2022

Experiencing heartburn or acidity after a heavy meal is a common occurrence. But have you ever experienced acidity even when you did not have your favorite plate of chhole bhature? If you have also wondered why after eating a light meal your stomach still feels the discomfort then this article is for you! While eating heavy, greasy food triggers acidity among people, there are certain other factors that also contribute to the discomfort.

Acidity happens when the acid from the stomach rises up and enters the esophagus. It causes a burning sensation in the chest and throat. Here are five of the most common reasons, other than food, that lead to acidity.

1. Overeating:

The esophagus is the connecting tube between your mouth and the stomach. The sphincter muscle at the end of this tube ensures food does not go back up again in the mouth through the esophagus. Overeating can result in food pieces and acid present in the stomach to go back in the esophagus, causing heartburn.

2. Eating habits:

Unhealthy eating habits also lead to acidity. Eating too fast without properly chewing the food or eating while lying down are the invitation to an unpleasant post meal time. One should also avoid eating too close to bedtime. Make sure your last meal is at least 2-3 hours before you sleep.

3. Smoking:

Another common cause of acidity is smoking cigarettes. The tobacco present in cigarettes irritates the inner lining of the digestive tract. Thus, making it a potential cause of heartburn and acidity.

4. Obesity:

While the exact reason for this is still not clear, being overweight or obese also triggers acidity issues. It is believed that the extra weight puts more pressure on the abdomen, which relaxes the sphincter muscle. As a result, the stomach acid flows back into the oesophagus and triggers or worsens acidity.

5. Being on medication:

If you are on medication, then it is likely that the medication is triggering acidity. Medications (including over the counter and prescription drugs) used for the treatment of asthma, high blood pressure, heart problems, anxiety, insomnia can trigger heartburn.

Here are some tips to prevent acidity:

1. Include some form of exercise in your daily routine.

2. Avoid going overboard with your physical workout. Stick to a routine and gradually increase the time if need be.

3. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. 4. Wear clothes that are comfortable around the waist.

We hope these tips help you to prevent the discomfort of acidity. But just in case, acidity strikes you in the middle of your day, here is something that can give you quick relief from acidity. The 3 in 1 Ayurvedic solution of Gas-O-Fast is the best solution to get rid of acidity. It is 100% Ayurvedic and can be consumed for a long term use.

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