It is the increased level of acid in the stomach causing irritation and chest burn. There will be irritation to chest region and abdomen making a person restless and gets relieved after having food. Hyperacidity is common problem in people of urban area due to irregular food habits.
WHAT IS HYPERACIDITY?
It is the increased level of hydrochloric acid in stomach which is the digestive juices that breaks down food into the smallest form. There will be sour belching, feeling of nausea and restlessness, indigestion, and lack of appetite, and sometimes constipation.
CAUSATIVE FACTORS FOR HYPERACIDITY:
- Excessive sour and spicy food intake.
- Excessive fasting and starving.
- Irregular eating habits.
- Having food of opposite qualities like milk with salty food etc.
- Due to excessive stress which can hamper the metabolism.
- Prolonged use of medication.
HOW DOES HYPERACIDITY OCCUR?
Due to excess acid secretion there will be eroding of the lining of stomach wall that protects the muscles of the stomach from coming in contact with these acids, but due to the erosion the muscle gets exposed to the acids and then causes burning sensation. This condition is called as Amlapitta.
According to Ayurveda, due to the above causative factors the pitta dosha gets vitiated and it is converted to sour property and then sour belching are observed.
MANAGING AMLAPITTA IN AYURVEDA:
By correcting doshic imbalances Doctors in Healing Earth Multispeciality Ayurveda Hospital are experts in regulating the metabolic functions and nourishing the stomach lining which is the main goal of treatment and it is achieved by combined efforts including diet and lifestyle modifications along with Ayurvedic medications and treatments.