MD - Homeopathy, BHMS, Certified In Lifestyle Medicine
Homeopathy Doctor, Kolkata
22 years experience
You correctly answered out of 5 questions
Acid reflux may result in cancer.
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While the correlation between acid reflux and cancer is still under research, certain studies have found that people who developed esophageal cancer had been suffering from acid reflux for a prolonged period. The study suggested that the more you have acid reflux problems, more the number of times will the esophagus be corroded with acid, which over time may lead to the development of cancer. Nux vomica is usually a great medication to control repeated acid reflux. However, it is best to consult with a homeopathic practitioner so they can prescribe the best medicines for your specific problems.
Which of the following is a lesser known cause of acidity?
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Wearing tight clothes such as tight fitting jeans or corsets may constrict your stomach in a way where the waist is too constricted and thus your stomach comes under pressure. This may force the Lower Esophageal Sphincter to remain partially open and let acid get up into the esophagus, causing problems. If the problem persists, Arsenicum Album is a great remedy to counter.
Milk products such as cheese can be an effective antidote to acidity.
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Although milk can be an effective cure for acid reflux, not all dairy products have the same effect. Cheese especially can be a trigger as it contains fat. Fats tend to cause a slowdown in the gastric emptying time within the stomach, which may result in bloating. Bloating may actually force the LES or the Lower Esophageal Sphincter to be forced open, resulting in acid reflux. Pulsatilla is a great homeopathic remedy in such cases and can help relieve bloating as well.
Which of the following vegetables may worsen acidity?
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While tomatoes may be very healthy and nutritious for many purposes, they tend to worsen acid reflux and thus, may not be beneficial if you suffer from this condition. This is due to the fact that tomatoes by nature are highly acidic. Eating tomatoes will thus increase the already present acids in your stomach, worsening the acid reflux syndrome. The best homeopathic medication for acid reflux caused due to the consumption of certain vegetables would be Carbo Vegetabilis.
You may suffer from acidity if the level of acids in your stomach is too low.
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While acid reflux and other problems related to acidity may be caused due to a higher level of acid in your stomach, low level of it can also cause the same problem. When your stomach has very little acid, the LES or the Lower Esophageal Sphincter doesn t close properly as it anticipates more food to come down. However, due to the Esophageal Sphincter being open, some of the acids may thus make its way up to the esophagus, causing heartburn or acidity. Phosphorus is a great homeopathic remedy in such cases.