The general public usually rushes to buy and eat antacids on the onset of any symptoms of acidity rather than consulting a doctor, over the period of time prolonged consumption of this medication leads to various side effects on the body. According to Ayurveda a better approach would be to responsibly eat good food on time and in appropriate proportions. It is advisable to eat a little less than your hunger. If the disease hasn’t reached a severe level then these minor changes to lifestyle will be sufficient to bring back your acidity to normal levels
If the diet and stress can be controlled then it is possible to tackle hyperacidity, a balanced diet taken at regular intervals, yoga, meditation and activities that help you regulate stress are some of the basic steps that Ayurveda recommends to manage hyperacidity.
In majority of the cases Panchkarma is not needed but in certain cases Panchakarma treatment is administered too.
The modern way of living has given birth to many diseases, one of the most common diseases amongst them is hyperacidity. Hyperacidity has plagued our modern generation for many years now, in this article we shed some light on the disease itself, its causes, symptoms and what Ayurveda suggests about this problem. First let’s understand what hyperacidity actually is.
Hyperacidity is seen in all ages, all classes, and all communities. Hyperacidity refers to a set of symptoms caused by an imbalance between the acid secreting mechanism of the stomach and proximal intestine and the protective mechanisms that ensure their safety. The stomach normally secretes an acid known as Hydrochloric acid that breaks down food particles into their smallest form to aid digestion and is essential in the digestive process. When there is an excessive amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, it results in the condition known as Hyperacidity.
What are the symptoms?