Introduction

Every living entity needs constant supply of nutrients to their body, which provides energy as well as building blocks to the body. The nutrient requirements are full filled by the intake of various type of foods in our dietary system. But the situation in 21st century is different. The world is moving so fast in a way that people even don't have time to eat. Eventually, have adopted bad/irregular habits of eating and aroused various health related problems such as stress, fatigue and acidity. During digestion, stomach secrets an acid, hydrochloric acid, which is required for the breakdown of food and excessive secretion of hydrochloric acid causes acidity. The symptoms of acidity are dyspepsia, heartburn, gastric inflammation and ulcers in the stomach. Generally, the acidity patients have been observed, who are eating non-vegetarian, spicy and oily foods. There are various classes of drugs prescribed to the patients such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's), antacids etc

Causes:

Individuals with a Pitta imbalance are susceptible to hyperacidity, peptic ulcers, and some types of inflammatory disorders. Stress, anger, impatience, extra-hot spicy foods, and environmental factors such as extreme heat can aggravate Pitta. A few simple changes in lifestyle and diet can help bring Pitta into balance for smoother, more effective digestion and greater calm and contentment.

Symptoms:

  1. Symptoms of gastric acidity include:
  2. Burning sensation in the stomach.
  3. Pain in the upper abdominal area.
  4. Burning sensation in the chest and throat (commonly known as heartburn).
  5. Excessive belching and sometimes sour sensation during belching.
  6. Sour taste in mouth.