Friday, 20 March 2009

Home Remedy for Acidity

Symptoms of Acidity and Heartburn
Burning sensation in the chest and throat.
Sour oral secretion
Headache and vomiting
Lack of appetite

Causes of Acidity and Heartburn
Fried, spicy or hot foods.
Intake of sweet, fats adulterated and fermented foods.
Alcohol consumption
Stress related conditions E
xcessive exposure to sun and heat
Anti inflammatory drugs.

Home Remedies for Acidity and Heartburn
Coconut: Tender fruit pulp of coconut/coconut water could be taken for fast relief. Tender coconut water soothes gastric irritation.
Sugar: Consuming cold water added with sugar brings down the acidity level immediately. However diabetes patients should refrain from this remedy.
Milk: 300 to 500 ml of milk in sips taken during day or at bedtime proves beneficial in controlling acidity.

Avoid snacks and eat smaller meals.
Avoid foods such as chocolate, tomato juices, peppermint, food or drinks containing caffeine, fried or fatty foods, carbonated drinks as these can worsen acidity problem.
Consuming alcohol could worsen acidity problem as it irritates your stomach and esophagus.

Smoking promotes acidity. Stop it completely.

Lose Weight:
Being overweight could worsen acidity problem.

Sleeping pattern:
Don't lie down immediately after eating. Try to stay upright for at least 2-3 hours after each meal.

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