Acidity is a medical condition where the gastric glands of the stomach produce excess of gastric or hydrochloric acid. This acid is needed by the stomach to break down and digest food. The excess production of gastric acid in the stomach is caused by many external factors such as eating acidic food, irregular eating habits, smoking, consumption of alcohol, not drinking enough water, lack of physical exercise and stress.
Eating non-vegetarian, spicy and oily foods regularly may over a period of time lead to acidity. The stomach can withstand even the high acidic environment, but when the acid moves up the esophagus or the food pipe that is when the symptoms of acidity surface.
Patients even experience burning sensation in the chest to the point of scaring them into believing that they are having a heart attack. Other symptoms include sour taste in the mouth, sour belching, heaviness and burning sensation in the stomach and throat after eating a meal, indigestion and constipation. Acidity can be managed and overcome by adjusting one’s food and lifestyle. Usually it is treated by the aid of antacids containing magnesium, calcium or aluminum in their make.
Positive Homeopathy’s SPECIALITY in dealing with Acidity:
Antacids have some side effects when consumed over a period of time. Positive Homeopathy offers a holistic treatment for acidity without any antacids. Homeopathic medicines work by repairing the constitutional issues in the body.
If Ignored Where the disease may lead the patient to?
GERD can be a problem if it’s not treated because, over time, the reflux of stomach acid damages the tissue lining the esophagus, causing inflammation and pain. In adults, long-lasting, untreated GERD can lead to permanent damage of the esophagus and sometimes even cancer.