One common problem seen in today’s society is hyperacidity. Majority of people are suffering with this problem. This problem is nothing to do with sex, class and community. It affects both males and females equally throughout world. Our diet, lifestyle, physical and mental factors contribute a lot to this problem. Normally our stomach secretes acid that is essential for proper digestion but when this secreted acid accumulates excessively in our stomach, this harmful condition is called acidity or hyperacidity.
Major sign and symptoms of Hyperacidity
Excessive production of acid in stomach is one common and major symptom of this harmful condition. Other associated symptoms of this problem include-
- Chest and heart burn
- Sour and bitter belching
- Regurgitation of food
- Nausea and vomiting
- Flatus and bloating
- Severe headache
- Feeling of heaviness or fullness
- Distended stomach
- Pain in abdomen
- Bad breath
- Severe constipation
Factors responsible for causing Hyperacidity :-
Our unhealthy and unhygienic diet habits and sedentary lifestyle are the major factors, responsible for causing hyperacidity. In other words hurry, worry and curry are the three major factors that are responsible for causing hyperacidity.
Diet related factors :-
- Excessive intake of spicy, sour, oily and salty foods
- Excessive intake of carbonated drinks, alcohol and beverages
- Less intake of water
- Extra use of tea and coffee
- Taking incompatible foods and diets
- Food taken in irregular meals
- Repeated meals when previous taken food is undigested
- Skipping of meals
- Late night meals
Lifestyle related factors :-
- Hectic and stressful lifestyle
- Lack of sleep and disturbed sleeping patterns
- Sleep after taking meals
Ayurveda management of Hyperacidity :-
It is a universal truth that we all are opting instant relief for this problem. Every one of us is taking various antacids to get relief from this harmful condition associated with our digestive tract. No doubt these medications help to neutralize the effects of excessive acid secreted by our stomach. Daily we all are taking variety of syrups, tablets and chewable gummies to control this condition but we ignore the serious side effects of these medications. Different types of PPI’s are used as first line of treatment for this condition. But it is proven that long use of these proton pump inhibitors are interlinked with various types of bone fractures and osteoporosis. Excessive use of these PPI’s have potentials to affect our normal bone density and causes bone fractures. Undoubtedly these medications are not safe for our kidneys because modern drugs’ antacids contain large amounts of sodium. With time the excessive intake of these medications give rise to electrolyte balance related problems. Magnesium present in these antacids causes recurrent diarrhea while calcium and aluminium cause chronic constipation. We all are unaware of these harmful effects of medications we are taking to treat hyperacidity.
Ayurveda offers variety of natural and safe treatments for this condition called hyperacidity. Ayurveda management for hyperacidity is safe, beneficial and effective from allopathic line of treatment. According to Ayurveda principles our internal digestive fire called pitta in excess, unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle are responsible for causing this harmful condition. Because of all these factors our internal fire gets disturbed and results in production of excessive acid with severe heart burns. We all want short term and frequent relief but we ignore the harmful side effects of the medications we are taking in excess to cure this universal problem.
According to Ayurveda variety of herbs are used to pacify pitta dosha in body and these herbs help to control this condition without affecting molecular level of our body cells, tissues and organs. Herbs used in ayurvedic medicines help to improve our digestion rather than to neutralize harmful effects of harmful acid secreted by our stomach and treat this condition naturally. Herbs of Ayurveda do not contain harmful elements that are responsible for causing problems tovarious organs and bones.
Yamuna pharmacy provides you safe and beneficial treatment to cure this problem in the form of chewable Entesid/antacid tablets. It is a harmless remedy that improves our digestion naturally and also combat with various underlying symptoms of hyperacidity that include indigestion, sore belching, flatus, bloating, severe constipation, nausea and vomiting. Herbs used in these ayurvedic tablets help to maintain pH and electrolyte balance of body. Major herbs used to prepare this ayurvedic treatment of hyperacidity include –
- Yashtimadhu ghan (Ext Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- Muktashukti bhasma (calcined oyster shell)
- Kanakpatra (Datura alba)
- Kapoor kachri ghan (Ext Hedchyium spicatum)
- Amalkee ghan (Ext Phyllanthes emblica)
..compounded / converted into chewable Entesid/antacid tablets.
Above mentioned herbs and minerals help to increase our appetite, improve digestion and give relief from hyperacidity. All these herbs and minerals have potential to fight against toxins, wastes and free radicals that are major cause for indigestion. This ayurvedic medicine is safe for the lining of stomach and protects our stomach and gut from ill effects caused by harmful bacteria.
Regular use of this herbal remedy along with some changes in our diet and lifestyle helps to cure this condition naturally. Herbal treatment is very beneficial rather than to kill your body organs and cells with dangerous effects of proton pump inhibitors with risk to the bones in coming years. Safety of our body is our own responsibility. So it depends on you that you want to protect your body by means of Ayurveda management or to kill it by using allopathic medications.