ACIDITY &ITS MANAGEMENT (HOME REMEDIES) BY DR. IMTIYAZ IBRAHIM KONDKARI B.U.M.S.(MUM);C.C.H.;C.G.O,;C.F.P,;S.F.A.(USA) I TRAIN THE TRAINER FORC P R ( C A R I D O P U L M O N A RY R E S U S C I TAT I O N ) FIRST AIDER AND HOME NURSING PRACTISING AS CONSULTANT GREEK PHYSICIAN FOR LAST 24 YRS.IN MUMBAI SABOO SIDDIQUE HOSPITAL ANDKURLA NURSING AND SURGICAL MATERNITY HOMECell no. 00919833815938 / 00919322253527
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HYPER ACIDITY is also called ACID DYSPEPSIA , WHICH IS ONE OF THE M O ST CO M M O N P RO B L E M .H Y P E R A C I D I T Y is a medical condition in which the stomach secretes a L O T O F A C I D S . It can be caused due to various reasons MEDICATIONS, STRESSED LIFESTYLE AND SPICY FOODS.
Acidity or acid reflux is a condition where the gastric juices and stomach contents flowbackwards from the stomach to the oesophagus. The oesophagus is the tube connecting the mouth and the stomach. This particular occurrence causes irritation in the oesophagus often leaving a sour or bitter taste in the mouth. Heart burn is also caused by it.
Sometimes,the problem aggravates and lead to other complications such as chronic indigestion and gastric ulcers. The problem of hyperacidity affects more than 55% population of the India.
H y p e r a c i d i t y has various symptoms, which can include sudden stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, flatulence and heartburn.
Acidity Symptoms Respiratory problems Coughing Vomiting Long heartburnStomach and chest pain Flatulence
Acidity Symptoms cont…… Bloating Stomach ulcers Pain in ears Gastroesophageal reflux Pain in muscular contraction Inadequate weight andTurning down food in infants are the symptoms of acidity.
Hyperacidity Causes Hyperacidity can be caused due to following reasons –Medications– Hyperacidity can be caused due to prolonged intake of variousmedications.--Some anti-inflammatory drugs, when taken for a long period oftime can develop chances of hyperacidity.Alcohol– Drinking alcohol can not only damage your liver, but also cangive invitation to hyperacidity problem.Smoking– Heavy smoking is considered to be the other most importantcause of hyper acidity.
Other causes of acidity include - Pregnancy Obesity Aging Fasting Eating junk foods
Acidity problems can interfere your daily activities, hence it should be treated timely. 120-150 million people suffer from digestive diseases in the India alone. 20% of the population experienceGastroesophageal Reflux symptoms weekly. Stomach acidity is a recurrent problem in a lot of people
The home remedies for acidityare without any side effects and can bring immense relief if consistently pursued
Let us take a look at some of the home remedies for acidity: Calcium gives immediate relief from acidity.Drinking cold milk in small quantities after meals can help bring down acidity. Ice creams are also known to help in acidity.A pinch of baking soda added to a glass of water can give immediate relief from gas and acidity.
Acidic and sour condiments like sauces,hot sauce,vinegar,pickles etc. should be avoided.Fried and oily foodcan give a bad time and should be kept away.Keep away from eating raw vegetables likeonion,radish,cucumber,tomatoes and peppers.
Sipping onmint juice after mealscan be very useful.Suck on asmall cloveto get relief from acidity.
It helps in subsiding any acid reflux tendencies. Bananas are full of potassium and can help reduce acidity symptoms if taken daily.Coconut Water sipped throughout the day can give relief from incessant heart burn. Ginger is very useful in treating digestion problems. A spoonful of ginger juice 2-3 times a day can relieve acidity.
Stay away From Alcohol, CaffeineA n d To b a c c o .
Eat small meals at regular intervals and chew food slowly. Skipping meals worsensthe acidity problem.
N o t having s u f f i c i e n t s l e e p can a l s o a g g r a v a t e the a c i d i t y problem. E xe r c i s i n g is very h e l p f u l .Don’t go to bed right after a meal. A small stroll or walk post meal is very beneficial.
O v e r w e i g h t o r o b e s e people may have the problem more because of the excess pressure on the digestive tract. So try l o s i n g w e i g h t to see an improvement in your GERD symptoms.
LASTLY, DRINK lots of WATER, about 6-8 glasses a day. However, DON’T DRINK WATER during or immediately after A MEAL.It dilutes gastric juices and can inhibit proper digestion.
The HOME REMEDIES for ACIDITY areWITHOUT any SIDE EFFECTS and can bring IMMENSE RELIEF if consistently PURSUED
Myth # 1 Ulcers: Spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers. False - The truth is, the majority of stomach ulcers are caused either by infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) or by use of pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, the so-called non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Most H. pylori-related ulcers can be cured with antibiotics. NSAID-induced ulcers can be cured with time, stomach-protective medications, antacids, and avoidance of NSAIDs. Now that it is appreciated that H. pylori and NSAIDs are the cause of most ulcers and patients are being managed appropriately, theulcers that are coming to medical attention are increasingly likely to be unrelated to H. pylori or NSAIDs. Spicy food and stress (except when associated with extreme medical conditions) may aggravate ulcer symptoms in some people, but they do not cause ulcers. Ulcers can also be caused by cancer.
Myth # 2 Heartburn: Smoking a cigarette helps relieve heartburn. False - Actually, cigarette smoking may contribute to heartburn. Heartburn occurs when the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) – a muscle between the oesophagus and stomach – relaxes, allowing the acidic contents of the stomach to splash back (reflux) into the oesophagus. People who smoke more frequently have inflammation of the oesophagus (esophagitis), presumably caused by increased reflux of acid, that is the basis of heartburn.The increased reflux is believed to be due to the fact that cigarette smoking causes the LES to relax.
Myth # 3 Constipation: Habitual use of enemas to treat constipation is harmless falseIt is not clear whether or not habitual use of enemas is harmless since there has been very little study of the effects of enemas or laxatives over the long term.Early studies showed that laxatives might injure the colon if taken chronically by impairing contraction of the colonic muscles, and this finding was extrapolated to include enemas. The data from the studies is not strong, however. In fact, some physicians feel that enemas are preferred over laxatives since they are a more "natural" means of stimulating a bowel movement. (Enemas mimic a large amount of stool in the rectum, the usual stimulus for a bowel movement.) An on-going need for enemas is not normal; you should see a doctor if you find yourself relying on them or any other medication to have a bowel movement.
Myth # 4 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns Disease): Inflammatory bowel disease is caused by psychological problems. False - Inflammatory bowel disease is the general name for two diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines, Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. The cause of the disease isunknown, but researchers speculate that it may result from avirus or bacteria interacting with the bodys immune system. No evidence has been found to support the theory that inflammatory bowel disease is caused by tension, anxiety, orany other psychological factor or disorder, although these can aggravate the discomfort caused by the disease.
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