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Acidity or Heartburn is feeling of burning in your upper stomach to the lower throat. This problem usually occurs when you eat too much spicy food. The acids in lower abdomen reflect upside, this start burning sensation in your upper stomach. This problem also increases when you have indigestion. You may also feel heartburn if you eat food in less time gap.

The acidity is not a big problem but when it happens it makes you discomfort. This burning will not let you breathe, eat, drink, and sleep properly if you do not find a solution quickly. Even the most delicious and favourite food will look ugly when you have acidity. The acidity will ruin all the taste.

The acids are released by your glands to digest the food. When you consumed so much spicy food the acids in your stomach are exceeds and it reflex to the upper stomach which starts the heartburn. Sometimes, your glands release acids when it is not required this also cause acidity.

There is no need to worry at all. Here in this article, you will see the detailed guide about acidity or heartburn. After reading this guide you will know the symptoms of acidity, the real causes of your heartburn, you will also see the medicines used for acidity, you will know 13 natural remedies for acidity which works effectively. In the last I have listed few extra tips to avoid the acidity. So cheer up and complete the acidity guide.

Acidity Symptoms, Causes, and Natural Remedies - Acidity Guide

Symptoms of Acidity

Some of the common acidity or heartburn symptoms are burning in your upper stomach near the chest to the throat, difficulty in swallowing, sore throat, cough, pain in upper stomach. Normally, people face acidity once a month or after eating so spicy food. If you face so many heartburn problems in a week, then it is warning sign. These symptoms usually appear eating and last for 1-2 hour. Chronic pain in stomach with heartburn is the symptoms of serious acid reflux. You should see a doctor if you feel that acidity becomes a routine.

Causes of Acidity

Acidity is caused due to the overproduction of acids by your glands in the stomach. The acids are helpful in digest the food but the excess acids don’t help to digest the food more properly, instead it creates a problem. When, the excess acid reflex to the upper stomach to the throat, it creates burning pain in those areas. When you lie down just after having a meal the acid reaches to the upper part of the stomach. This is why it is recommended to not lie down just after having a meal to avoid heartburn. There are more chances of heartburn when you consume spicy food. The spices create more burning.

Treatment of Acidity

There are different medicines to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux. Some, home remedies also work effectively. Here you will know popular medicines used to regulate the acidity. You will also see 13 natural remedies to cure acidity.

Medicines

Antacids Medicines of Heartburn or Acidity

1. Antacids

Antacids are the most common medicine used for acidity. Antacids sooths the acidity level in your stomach to provide quick relax from heartburn. Antacids like Mylanta and Tums gives a soothing effect to your stomach. Where, Gaviscon contains alginate which creates a barrier to stop the stomach acids to reach the upper stomach. Pepto-Bismol also works like it but it should not be used for more than 3 weeks. If you are allergic to the aspirin then you should also not take it. Consult your doctor before taking it. Some common medicines for acidity are Eno and Gelusil. These both medicines come in powder and drink variants.

2. H2 Blockers

H2 blockers stop the stomach glands to generate excess acid in your stomach. It gives to relief from heartburn. H2 Blockers works slower than antacids. You should not take it for more than 2 weeks without the consult of your doctor.

Natural Remedies for Acidity

1. Milk

Milk - Acidity Symptoms, Causes, and Natural RemediesMilk gives you relax from the heartburn. There are a high amount of calcium in milk which stops the excessive acid generation in the stomach. It also absorbs the excess acid to give you quick relax. You should not mix sugar in the milk. Sugar can increase your problem even more.

Take one glass of cold milk and drink it. The coldness of milk will reduce the burning and the calcium in the milk will absorb the excess acids in your stomach.

2. Banana

Banana - Acidity Symptoms, Causes, and Natural RemediesBanana is a good source of natural antacids. It reduces the acidity level in your stomach quickly. So, it is good to try banana before anything else.

Just eat one or two bananas to reduce the heartburn. You should eat bananas those are ripe nicely. Otherwise, it can increase the problem even more.

3. Baking Soda

Baking Soda - Natural Remedies of HeartburnBaking Soda which is sodium bicarbonate works effectively on the acidity. The pH level of baking soda is higher than 7 this is why when you consume it, it neutralise the acids in your stomach.

Take 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix it in 1 glass of cold water. It will start fuzzing, let it stir and then drink it. This will reduce the acidity level in your stomach quickly.

4. Cumin Seeds

Cumin - Natural Remedies for AcidityCumin seeds work on your overall stomach problems. It helps to reduce the dysfunction of your digestive system. Cumin seeds improve the digestion and help to reduce the gas and other problems in the stomach. Facing Problem with Digestion? See- 5 Ancient Tips to Improve Digestion

Take 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds and boil it in one cup of water. Let it cool down, strain the mixture and then drink it. You should use cumin seeds in food to avoid acidity.

5. Mint Leaves

Mint - Natural Remedies of AcidityMint is good natural remedy for acidity. The cool nature of mint leaves soothes the burning sensation in your stomach due to acids. It also adds digestion.

You can add few drops of mint juice in one cup of water and then drink it to reduce the heartburn. You can also boil few leaves of mint in one cup of water, let it cool down, strain and then drink it.

6. Ginger

Ginger - Natural Remedies of AcidityGinger is the most effect remedy to improve the digestion and heartburn. It helps to reduce the excess acid build up in the stomach.

Simply chew few slices of ginger to get relax from acidity. If it is hard for to chew it then you can also prepare ginger tea. Crush few slices of ginger and then boil it in one cup of water. Strain and drink it when it cools down.

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