Human stomach contains acids that help in the digestion of food and absorption of the nutrients. While these acids are meant to stay within the stomach sac, certain disorders may cause it to leak and flow back into the oesophagus. This can cause discomfort, ranging from mild to severe. This condition is referred to as acid reflux or acidity.
Causes of acid reflux
A small muscle separates the oesophagus from the stomach. This muscle is known as the sphincter. Under normal circumstances, the sphincter opens to let food and water into the stomach and then closes. However, in some cases, the sphincter may close abnormally or may weaken, allowing the contents of the stomach to spill back into the oesophagus.
While occasional acidity is common, here are some factors that can increase the chances of the same-
Symptoms of acidity
Now that you know what causes acidity, watch out for the following symptoms-
• A burning sensation inside the chest is common. This occurs after a meal and grows worse at night.
• Difficulty in swallowing food
• Acidity can lead to the feeling of a lump in the throat
• Chest pain is also fairly common
Role of homoeopathy in treating acidity
Since acidity is a fairly common and minor digestive disorder, it is best to avoid conventional medication for the same. People affected by the condition should instead opt for homoeopathic and home remedies to manage the symptoms. The completely natural homoeopathic remedies will help you avoid side effects that are common in most drugs and medications.
Additionally, homoeopathy involves a holistic approach to the treatment. The medicine offered does not simply treat the symptoms of the acidity, but aids in rectifying the underlying problems of the body causing the acidity in the first place.