Spicy food is something that everyone enjoys. However, when mouthwatering dishes are consumed in excess, it can cause acid reflux, also known as acidity. It is a condition where the person feels a burning sensation in his or her chest. The stomach's gastric glands produce acid, which is required for digestion. During acidity, the same acid flows back up into the food pipe.
Acidity is a condition characterized by heartburn in the lower chest area. Its frequent occurrence can give birth to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This backwash or acid reflux irritates the esophageal lining and can lead to esophageal damage and cancer. In some cases, it can also erode tooth enamel, resulting in cavities.
|Unhealthy Eating Habits||Irregular Mealtime||Excess consumption of certain foods||Other Factors|
|Like skipping meals, overeating,||Like long gaps between meals||Caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee||Excess stress, lack of physical exercise|
|Consuming spicy food, low fiber diet, junk food||Soft drinks||Smoking, consumption of alcohol|
Some common symptoms of acidity include burping, burning sensation, heartburn, belching and extreme discomfort in the stomach area. Usually acidity does not require immediate medical attention. Most cases of acidity (unless severe) can be resolved with some home remedies. Jeera has always been used to treat digestive problems. The benefits of Jeera are listed with great detail in Ayurveda as well.
If you're trying to get rid of acidity and other gastric issues such as gas or indigestion, then we suggest you try out these home remedies mentioned below.
With its various digestive and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger can be considered to be one of the most effective home remedies for acidity. You can use ginger in your cooking or you can just chew a slice of fresh ginger. Also, you can boil it in a glass of water, reduce it to half a glass and then drink the water.
Mint leaves not only aid in digestion but also bring about a cooling effect to your entire system. They are a simple quick fix solution for instant relief from acidity.
The lactic acid in buttermilk normalizes the acidity in the stomach and gives a soothing effect. A glass of buttermilk topped with black pepper and coriander helps in instantly easing our symptoms of acidity.
Apart from being one of the natural remedies for constipation, bananas offer relief from acidity as well. They have high fiber content and are rich in potassium as well. They offer various benefits for the digestive system and act as effective home remedies for acidity.
Having 2 glasses of coconut water daily is a great home remedy for indigestion, heartburn and acidity. Rich in fiber, it helps soothe your digestive system. Also, it may protect your stomach from the effects of excess acid production.
Apart from the above home remedies for acidity, gas and indigestion; there are OTC treatments available to reduce the acidity of the stomach. Antacids like Gas-O-Fast sachets are effective at relieving acidity and other gastric issues quickly. The 100% ayurvedic formulation ensures that it can be taken indefinitely with no side effects.
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