Can Homeopathy Treat Acidity?September 26, 2018 Posted by: Dr. Manoj 2,526 views
All your life, you’ve either been preoccupied with school and college books, or files. What for? A good life, obviously, but to ensure that you have the best of basics – food, clothing and shelter. Now, after a long and tiring week, all you want to do is dig into some great food and just enjoy all the hard-earned time off, isn’t it?
While you do have a gastronomical riot of sorts, your digestive system feels quite the opposite. Unhealthy dietary habits can make your digestive system revolt against you with the use of one powerful weapon that it has – acidity. The burning sensation that you feel in your chest, the four kilos that seem to have been added to your abdomen, the constant ‘kicks’ and pulls that you feel inside your tummy – all that’s acidity screaming loud and clear.
Acidity – Understanding It Medically
Known in medical terms as acid dyspepsia, which essentially means adicity or hyperacidity in the stomach. It occurs when the gastric glands in our abdomens secrets hydrochloric acid, an element essential for the digestion of foods.
The problem of acidity occurs when the stomach contains an excessive amount of this hydrochloric acid, and this is an unusual occurring, as the stomach usually tends to control the levels of hydrochloric acid. The process of the stomach is straightforward, as there are these acids equipped in the stomach to help it digest the food consumed by the person.
While the levels are generally balanced, and the stomach only secretes the required levels of hydrochloric acid, sometimes, with specific food items, the stomach finds it difficult to digest them, and thus ends up releasing excessive amounts of acid to complete its task. The more the person consumes similar kind of food items which tends to be difficult to digest, the stomach ends up secreting the acids on a continuous basis, which results in hyperacidity or acidity as it is generally known.
While specific food items or prolonged consumptions of these items are the no.1 cause for acidity, we still want to look a little bit more into it and understand what exactly are the causes for acidity, which reveals there could be more reasons than just food items –
- Dietary habits that could be faulty, which could involve regular intake of rich spices and hot food items, fast food and junk food items.
- Excess intake of fats, sweets and food items that could be adulterated or fermented.
- Excessive smoking
- Lack of exercises
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress (mental)
- Some ulcers that could be present in the stomach, causing excess acid production
- Excess intake of chocolate and beverages like tea and coffee.
These were the underlying problems that could be causing acidity in the stomach. On the other hand, there are plenty of medical conditions and syndromes that is also credited with creating acidity problems.
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder or GERD, a chronic disorder.
- Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, which is caused by the overproduction of gastrin, a hormone that stimulates the production of gastric juices.
- Hypercalcemia is a problem that is due to the increase in calcium levels in the body.
- Persistent acidity could be a symptom of stomach cancer.
What are the typical symptoms of acidity?
- Restlessness alongside constant stomach ache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Burning sensation in the chest area
- Loss of appetite
- Sour taste in the mouth
- The heaviness of abdomen, abdominal distention
- A feeling of bloating of the stomach
- Flatulence and gurgling sounds in stomach
- Bursting headache with a nauseated tendency
- Head reeling and dizziness
Can Homeopathy help solve acidity?
Conventional treatment for acidity involves prescribing antacids on a daily basis, and over a period of time, people get so dependent on them that unless they pop up an antacid first thing in the morning, they can’t function. We see many people coming to us who have been taking antacids for years. Initially, when they come to us, we don’t ask them to stop antacids at once. We start them on homoeopathic meds and gradually taper them slowly and finally take them off those pills. Over a period of time, homoeopathic medicines also can be stopped.
Homeopathy can play a significant role in solving acidity problems. Homoeopathic remedies are proven not to have any side effects on the person’s body consuming it as a solution for acidity, while also being extremely effective in treating the problem. Homeopathy medicines are all natural and are free of any components that might be deemed harmful for the body.
Now, it’s essential to understand that the menace of acidity can come in different types:
- Acidity wit Burping and Belching
- Acidity with Gas
- Acidity with a headache
- Acidity caused by Reflux
- Acidity with heartburn
Homeopathy remedies are some of the best medicines one can use to solve the acidity problem. Acidity could become a problem and ruin one’s day to day routine, often becoming the reasons of other niggling issues associated with it. Homeopathy remedies are considered to be very much natural. However, before taking any measures, consultation with a homeopathic doctor or concerned climic is essential, to understand what could be the correct medications and for the individual. At Dr Manoj, we could provide with the best options for you, which would help immensely in solving the acidity problem.
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