Acidity, also known as acid reflux, is a condition in which the burning sensation is felt in the lower part of the chest area. It is caused because the acid that is present in the stomach flowed back to the food pipe. The major reasons for this condition are poor lifestyle choices and unhealthy eating habits. Excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking are also coming under the main reason for this condition. Regular intake of processed, spicy, and oily foods could cause hyperacidity which has several severe symptoms and consequences if not treated properly. It is very important to eat healthy and light food which is easy to digest and provides more energy. Naturopathy treatments are best proven as it has treatments that provide long-lasting results and also help in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Kayakalya nature cure is one of the best naturopathy hospitals in Udaipur where all type of disorders is treated. If you are suffering from acidity or any other gastrointestinal problems then without any further delay just visit our center.
How Does Acidity Occur?
The food we eat passes down to the stomach via a food pipe. The glands that are present in the stomach produce acid which is essential for the digestion of food and killing off germs. Acid reflux happens when gastric glands release acid in excess amounts. It leads to a burning sensation just below the breastbone and above the stomach.
Who Is Prone To It?
- Obese people
- People who are highly indulging in smoking and alcohol
- Who consumes spicy food?
- Women nearing menopause
- Pregnant women
- Non-vegetarian people
- People on Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs
Causes Of Acidity
It can occur due to several reasons such as:
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Excess consumption of certain foods
- Stress, change in the sleep cycle, etc
- Side effects of medicines
- Improper absorption of minerals and vitamins
Symptoms Of Acidity
- Burning sensation in the stomach
- Heartburn feeling in heart and throat
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Bad breath
Home Remedies For Acidity
Some of the home remedies to cure acidity
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water as it helps in flushing out the excess acid that is produced in the stomach
- Add fresh fruit and vegetable salad to your diet.
- Eat fresh sprouts either conservatively or raw in each meal.
- Intake of lime water as it also satisfies the need for vitamin C in the body. Citrus fruits taste acidic but it gives an alkaline effect on the body.
- Minimize the intake of processed food, stale foods, and fried foods.
- Make a healthy routine and sleep cycle.
Basil leaves – Its carminative and soothing properties give immediate relief from nausea, gas, and acidity. Uptake is simple as it could be chewed raw or boiled in water and add some honey which provides it a sweet taste.
Cinnamon – It is very efficient for digestion as it acts as a natural antacid. It could be used as a powder in salad and soup or as tea.
Buttermilk- Buttermilk contains lactic acid that helps in normalizing acidity.
Apple cider vinegar- Like lemon, it is also acidic in nature but has alkylating effects. Add 1-2 teaspoons of unfiltered, raw cider vinegar in water and drink before meals.
Cloves – Cloves dispel gas and alleviate acidity as it has carminative effects. It could be simply chewed raw or crushed with cardamom in equal amounts and have as a powder.
Cumin seeds – Cumin seeds have a soothing effect and neutralizing effects which helps in treating acidity. It also helps in relieving stomach pain and aids in digestion.
Cold milk- It helps in stabilizing the stomach acid and relieves in acid-reflux. Milk is highly rich in calcium; it prevents acid build-up in the stomach.
Naturopathy Treatment for Acidity
To treat acidity permanently, it is very important to focus on what to eat or what not. A healthy lifestyle in which yoga and exercise are some of the important things which cannot be skipped is very important to maintain to cure or prevent any kind of gastrointestinal condition. A healthy lifestyle and diet are very important but are not the only thing that is required to treat acidity, there are several herbs that are very helpful in treating this condition more effectively. Some of the natural herbs are cardamom, sunflower, nutmeg, and amla as these are helpful in relieving acidic problems. These herbs are highly beneficial as they have anti-inflammatory effects. Some of the effective yoga asanas to improve digestion are Sarvangasana, Bhujangasana, Pavanmuktasana, Viparit karni, Sheetkari and Sheetali. Kunjal is also one of the great asanas to reduce hyper-acidity as it helps in releasing acid and toxins from the stomach.
Naturopathy treatments help in the treatment of these conditions without having any side effects. Kayakalya nature cure helps you in treating the condition by providing a full counseling session in which analyses of the patient’s medical history take place and also it is a part of aware the patients about their condition and how to work on it. Our center provides its patients with a detailed schedule and diet chart according to their medical condition. We encourage the overall well-being of the person as these diet charts and follow-ups help the patient in their overall health. We treat our patients in the most natural and old-ancient methods as there are some the methods such as hydrotherapy, enema, masks, and others to treat acidity. If you are suffering from any kind of gastrointestinal disorder then make haste and visit Kayakalya nature cure as you will get highly effective and long-lasting results.
Preventive Measures For Acidity
- Avoid lying down after a meal
- Quit smoking
- Reduce the consumption of drinking
- Reduce the intake of oily, processed, and spicy food on regular basis.
- Lose excess weight
- Eat smaller meals at a time