3 Ways To Deal With Acidity

January 29, 2016 Health

Our stomach is full of natural acids which are essential for its normal functioning. They help break down and digest food to make it suitable for absorption. Too much acid, however, can be harmful, and causes gastroesophageal reflux, commonly known as heartburn of acidity, which can be a niggling regular problem when it occurs in a mild form, but can lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) which may need medical attention or even surgery. Often treated easily with antacid tablets available at any online medical store in India, the problem also has other simple solutions.

3 Ways To Deal With Acidity

  1. Wear loose clothes:

Clothes which apply pressure on your stomach may cause or exaggerate symptoms of acidity. Wear loose clothes to make sure your stomach and abdomen are not subjected to undue pressure.

  1. Avoid Triggers: If you experience acidity frequently. It will help to keep track of what you eat, try and isolate foods which work as triggers. Caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, and citrus fruits are among the most common offenders.

  2. Try Herbal treatments: Natural treatments and remedies for acidity have been a part of the knowledge which is handed down in each family, and every grandmother has a favourite prescription. Most of these prescriptions are as effective as the prescription medicines online, and you may try some to find one which works for you

    1. Aloe Vera Juice acts as a laxative and can be consumed anytime during the day, but it is not recommended to have more than 2 cups a day.

    2. Fennel Tea, a teaspoon of crushed fennel seed, mixed in boiling water with a teaspoon of Honey and consumes 20 minutes before meals help decrease acid levels in the stomach

    3. Ginger Tea, Ginger goes a long way in soothing the stomach. Fresh ginger steeped in boiling water can be consumed anytime in the day, but is most beneficial if had 20 – 30 minutes before meals.

    4. Yogurt and the ‘good bacteria’ present in yoghurt has been seen to have a calming effect and to aid digestion. Yogurt with active cultures is the best way to incorporate probiotics into your diet.

If you suffer from acidity frequently, it may be time to review your diet and lifestyle and make lasting changes that will help address the problem. Learn to put stress aside, adopting Yoga, meditation, deep breathing, or alternative therapies like acupuncture, as stress is known to worsen acid reflux.     Modify your eating pattern to accommodate several small meals instead of a few big ones. Having dinner two to three hours before bedtime also goes a long way in alleviating acidity. Eat slowly, chewing each bite well to make food easily digestible and consider losing weight.

If the problem of acidity persists, do see a doctor, as this seemingly minor problem can have long-term consequences, damaging your throat and oesophagus. From natural remedies to Ayurvedic and Homeopoathic medicines, which are easily available in youronline medical shop, there are several remedies to the problem of Acid reflux. Get on Zigy to look see if we have what you need and have it delivered to your doorstep.