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Hyperacidity

Hyperacidity

DEFINATION

The food we eat goes into our stomach through the esophagus. The gastric glands in your stomach create acid, which is necessary to digest the food. When the gastric glands create more acid than needed for the digestion process, you tend to feel a burning sensation below the breastbone. This condition is commonly called acidity. Esophagus damage: Esophagus is the food pipe that connects your mouth to your stomach. When acid moves back up and enters the esophagus, it sets the stage for esophageal ulcers, oesophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett’s Esophagus.

CAUSES 

Acidity is caused due to excess production of acid in the stomach by the gastric glands. Factors that cause acidity include:

1. Unhealthy eating habits

  • Skipping meals or eating at irregular times
  • Eating just before sleeping
  • Overeating
  • Consumption of spicy food
  • High intake of table salt
  • Diet low in dietary fiber

2. Excessive consumption of certain food

  • Drinks such as tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, soft drinks
  • Extremely spicy food
  • Fat rich food such as pizza, doughnuts, and fried food

3. Side-effects of certain temporary medications as well as existing medications.

  • It includes medications such as
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( Pain-Kllers)
  • Medicines for high blood pressure
  • Antibiotics
  • Depression and anxiety medications

4. Stomach disorder such as gastro esophageal reflux disease, tumors, and peptic ulcers, among others

5. Other causes include

  • Consumption of non-vegetarian food
  • Excessive stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Frequent smoking
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Frequent consumption of alcohol

SYMPTOMS

Acidity symptoms include the following:

  • Burning sensation and pain in the stomach
  • Burning sensation and pain in the throat
  • Difficulty swallowing or the sensation of food being stuck in your throat
  • Frequent burping or hiccups for no apparent reason
  • Burning sensation and pain in the chest
  • Regurgitation: Prolonged sour taste in the mouth or bitter-tasting acid that backs up into your throat and mouth
  • Post-meal heaviness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Bad breath
  • Restlessness

Hyperacidity symptoms include:

  • Heartburn: Persistent pain or discomfort that moves from your stomach to your chest and sometimes even up to your throat.
  • Chronic discomfort in the upper abdomen
  • Bloody or black stool often accompanied by bloody vomiting
  • Wheezing, dry cough, hoarseness, or chronic sore throat
  • Weight loss for no apparent reason

 BEST HOMEOPATHY MEDICINE FOR ACIDITY

  1. NUX VOMICA

     

    • Is an excellent remedy for gastric derangements. 
    • There is loss of appetite, pain after eating .
    • Indigestion is the ranking symptom of this remedy. 
    • It has pains radiating to various directions from the epigastrium with spasmodic vomiting.
    • Nervous gastralgia. 
    • The discomfort comes about half an hour after meals. When due to spirituous liquors.
    • This patient worse in morning.
  2. CARBO VEG:-
    • Slow and imperfect digestion, weight in the stomach and intestines and a faint and all-gone sensation in the stomach not relieved by eating. 
    • a few mouthfuls there is a sense of repletion. 
    • There is violent burning in the stomach, chest and abdomen with crampy pains which force the patient to bend double. 
    • Heaviness in the stomach. 
    • The eructations are rancid. 
    • Sour and putrid. 
    • There is flatulence in stomach or upper part of the abdomen.
    • Desire to eat spicy food, alcohol, smoking.
  3. CHINA:-
    • Where there is flatulence in the whole of abdomen and the distension is painful , 
    • Pain relived momentarily by belching. 
    • Sour or bitter eructation’s or offensive flatus. 
    • Digestion in slow, worse after late supper. 
    • Yellow diarrhea, worse at night and after meals is an important keynote of this remedy.
  4. LYCOPODIUM:-
    • It is indicated when there is flatulence in the lower part of the abdomen. Vigorous appetite but few mouthfuls make him feel as if the stomach is bloated and he has to leave his meals.
    • desire for sweets.
    • It is specially useful in the atonic and acid forms of dyspepsia, for it has sour taste, sour belching and vomiting, whenever it does occur, it is sour. 
    • Painful swelling at the pit of the stomach. 
    • Belching of gas does not afford any relief. 
    • Mentally this person is impatience.
    • Red sand in the urine. Colic in newly born children.
  5. PULSATILLA:-
    • Dryness of the mouth, putrid taste in the morning on waking and a sensation as if food had lodged under the sternum are characteristic symptoms of this remedy. 
    • Tongue coated with thick rough white fur: acidity and heartburn: food tastes bitter, sour or putrid: water brash and eructation tasting of food. 
    • No thirst, only a desire to moisten the mouth.
    • Bad taste is special indication of Pulsatilla.
    • It is specially useful for dyspepsia Arising from fatty foods, pork, pastry or mixed diets. 
    • The patient is chilly, But is worse from heat. 
    • Worse in the evening .
  6. PHOSPHORUS:-
    • Regurgitation of food. 
    • Craving for cold food which is vomited as soon as it becomes hot in the stomach. 
    • Desire for salty food & aversion to sweet.
    • Spitting of blood without nausea is also common in this remedy. Gone, weak feeling in the stomach.
    • Vomiting in chronic dyspepsia. 
    • It has special relation to destructive and disintegrating processes, hence it is one of the remedies for cancers, indurations, erosions, etc.
    • A burning, gnawing, circumscribed pain is characteristic.
    • Rapid loss of flesh and anaemia.