Amidst the hectic schedule of day-to-day life, we often neglect common digestive problems such as acidity. Considering these digestive problems to be minor, we either ignore or tend to treat them by ourselves.
Acidity can cause heartburn - a burning sensation in the chest, stomach and throat. However, frequent episodes of heartburn (two or more times a week) may be associated with other severe problems like Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), which calls for medical intervention.
A sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits such as irregular meals, skipping meals and consuming spicy, oily and fast-food can cause acidity.
Along with this, obesity, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and prolonged use of certain medications such as pain killers or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, can lead to other digestive ailments.
Dr. Rajesh Kumawat, Head - Medical Services and Clinical Development, The Himalaya Drug Company, recommends a few modifications in our daily habits that help in managing acidity.
Antacids with natural ingredients such as the ones listed below can also be consumed to get relief from acidity.
Healthy eating habits and consuming antacids with natural ingredients can help keep acidity and other digestive problems at bay. In case of frequent and severe acidity, it is advisable to consult your doctor.