The stomach normally secretes acid that is essential in the digestive process and helps in breaking down the food during digestion. Normally, there are some protective mechanisms against the acid, in the stomach & proximal intestine. An imbalance between the protective mechanisms & the level of acid secretion can cause acidity.
Acidity is commonly seen in nervous or emotional people and those in high-stress jobs. Alcohol, smoking, spicy food, irregular meals, lack of exercise, a predominantly non-vegetarian diet, excessive use of common painkillers predispose to gastric acidity.
Acidity commonly presents as heartburn and dyspepsia. Heartburn is characterized by a deeply placed, burning pain in the chest behind the sternum (breast-bone). It occurs after meals and is precipitated by the increase in intra-abdominal pressure like straining or lifting weights. It is more common at night when a person is lying down. Regurgitation of the gastric contents may also occur. Dyspepsia is a burning or an aching pain in the upper abdomen. In rare cases, there may be no pain, but only a feeling of indigestion, fullness, bloating, flatulence or nausea.
Self Care Tips
Acidity can be managed by avoiding the known causative factors as mentioned above. Regular eating habits, a healthy diet along with the following formulation helps relieve symptoms of acidity. For any persistence or worsening of symptoms please write to us.
Composition: Anacardium 6x, Argentum nit 6x, Arsenicum alb 4x, Atropinum 6x, Carbo veg 8x, Chamomilla 2x, Chelidonium maj 3x, Lycopdium clav 5x, Scrophularia nodosa 6x, Dispensed in globules.
Indications: Helps relieve acute/chronic acidity with heartburn, flatulence, nausea, regurgitation of food and pain or pressure in the stomach.
Adults: 4 pills, 4 times a day.
Children: 3 pills, 3 times a day. In severe cases 4 pills, every 2 hours, 6-8 times a day or as advised by the physician.