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HYPER ACIDITY

Definition

Name itself suggests Higher level of Acid (Hydrochloric Acid) secretions in Stomach, which is Responsible of breakdown of food particles into their smallest to aid digestion.

According to Ayurveda it's called as "AMLAPITTA", means when increase of VIDAGDHA (Burnt away) PITTA DOSHA undergoes fermentation due to Indigestion it becomes Sour (Amla) & causes AMLAPITTA.

Symptoms

  • Nausea.
  • Acid Eructations.
  • Burning sensation with or without Pain over Chest, Throat and upper abdomen.
  • Appetite becomes less or nil.
  • Bloated Stomach.
  • Constipation
  • Burning sensation while passing Stool & Urine also.
  • Mouth Ulcers.
  • Tiredness
  • Body Heaviness.
Symptoms

Causes

  • Overuse of Spicy, Sour, Salty food.
  • Overuse of foods which increases the level of VATA-PITTA DOSHA like Potatoes, Brinjal, Chillies, Radish, Pulses except green gram & red gram, Fermented foods like Idli, Dosa, all Bakery items like breads etc., Non veggies like Red meat Etc.
  • Maximum Use of Spices like Red pepper, Black pepper, Cinnamon, Black Mustard seeds Etc.
  • Consumption of Oily, Deep fried items.
  • Taking food on uneven time.
  • Addiction like Tea, Coffee, Smoking, Drinking Alcohol, Tobacco.
  • Taking so much Mental Stress, Anxiety.
  • Taking sleep on uneven time.
  • Allopathic Medicines as Pain killers, Steroids, Antibiotics, Etc.
Causes

Pathology

  • The Secretions of Hydrochloric Acid(PITTA) in Stomach gets increased in compares to Digestive Enzymes due to previously described Causes.
  • When Undigested food(Due to less Secreted Digestive Enzymes) gets fermented by high level of Acid, it becomes Sour and move upwards towards mouth.

Acid Reflux Disease

  • If the Stomach Valve doesn't close all the way or if it opens too often, acid produced by the stomach can move up into the esophagus(Food Pipe). This can cause symptoms such as heartburn, Regurgitation: a sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into the throat or mouth.
  • If acid reflux symptoms happen more than twice a week, you have acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ).
Acidity Reflex

Allopathic Treatment
(Only Symptomatic , No Permanent Cure)

Medicines ( Antacids ) like

  • Pantoprazole
  • Omeprazole
  • Ranitidine
  • Domperidone
  • Aluminium Hydroxide
  • Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Oxethazine Etc
Allopathic Tretment

Ayurveda Treatment

Panchakarma

Panchakarma Treatment is needed only if the below listed Conditions is Present.

  • If the duration of the Disease manifestation is above 2 years.
  • If Acid Reflux and Vomiting of Sour-Bitter tasting repeatedly happens.
  • If Allopathic Antacids fails to Relieve the Symptoms even temporarily.
  • If the Patient has the history of long term Stress, Anxiety and Constipation like Symptoms.
Effective Panchakarma Treatments
  • Shirodhara ( If the Root Cause of the Disease is Mental Stress, Anxiety or Depression)
    Continues, gently pouring of medicated oils over the forehead for at least 30-45 minutes is called shirodhara.
  • Basti (If the Disease is VATA DOSHA Dominant).
    Ayurvedic BASTI means giving Enema into the rectum of herbal decoctions or Herbal oil and certain herbal preparations.
  • Virechana (If the Disease is PITTA DOSHA Dominant).
    Expelling the morbid accumulation of DOSHA particularly PITTA from the intestines by way of inducing purgation.
Panchakarma

Ayurveda Medicines Course

  • Using of Herbs which reduces Acid Secretions like Shatavari, Yashtimadhu, Patol, Shankh Bhasma, Kapurkachli Etc.
  • Using of Herbs which increase the Secretions of Digestive Enzymes like Jirak, Ajwain, Amlaki Etc.
  • Using of Herbs which Detoxify the Excessive Pitta Dosha through Stool and Urine like Haritaki, Trivrit, Punarnava Etc.
  • Using of Rasayan Herbs to Prevent the Recurrence of the Disease like Giloy, Amlaki, Trifala Etc.
Medicine course

Prognosis

  • Hyper Acidity is totally Curable by its Root Cause with Ayurveda Treatment weather its Chronic or Acute.
  • Patient must avoid the foods which aggressively causes Hyper Acidity (Types of Foods which described previously in CAUSES) to achieve the best results of the Treatment.
  • Patient Should do Weather Yoga-Pranayama or Walking-Exercise regularly to increase the Efficiency of Ayurveda Treatment and also to Prevent the Recurrence of the Disease.