How can I avoid hyperacidity?
Hyeracidity occurs when the gastric glands in our stomach produce high levels of hydrochloric acids; higher than what our body can take, that is. Someone experiencing acid reflux and stomach ulcer are examples of those with hyperacidity problems.
I believe the most common reasons for being hyperacidic are caused by two major factors – poor eating habits and stress. This may be aggravated by the lack of physical exercise. Other reason may be due to the consumption of certain drugs which I would think could’ve been caused once more by our eating habits.
Why Poor Eating Habits?
The gastric glands secrete various acids when foods are being digested in our stomach. Some foods (e.g. heavy meals, salty, spicy or oily foods) need more hydrochloric acid to digest than other. Eating too much unhealthy or unbalanced meals may lead to excessive hydrocholic acid in our bodies which results to a hyperacidic body.
In the same manner, skipping of meals causes hyperacidity because normal levels of acids will still be secreted whether our stomach has food in it to digest or otherwise. Lacking of foods to digest likewise leads to too much acids in our bodies.
Why Stressful Conditions?
While improper diet is the usual suspect for being hyperacidic, stress is also a strong enemy of our tummies. When under severe or prolonged stress, our body’s nervous system tends to send energy through our blood stream in order to cope with our stress. This causes less energy for our digestive system which later affects our stomach, oesophagus, colon, liver, pancreas, even our bowel movement.
Ever wondered why your stomach feels a sudden churn when you’re excited, stressed or worried? This is why. Also, stress can causes us not to eat foods in the first place, the initial phase of digestion.
How to avoid Hyperacidity
The best ways to avoid hyperacidity may be done in 2 simple ways. One is to try and live healthy lives by eating proper and exercising regularly. The other one is by enjoing life by relaxing or simply avoiding stressful activities.
How to cope with hyperacidity
When you’re suffering from nausea, flatulence and stomach pain, lack of appetite, gastroesophageal reflux, acid indigestion, dyspepsia, sour stomach and heartburn caused and associated by hyperacidity, take some over-the-counter antacids or antiflatulent. And never leave home without some crackers or light snack.
Stay healthy everyone!
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