What is the remedy about?
There is a ring of muscles called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which normally closes the stomach after you eat food. When you suffer from acidity, this ring of muscles loosen and stays open, allowing the stomach acids to go up the esophagus to your throat. This acid reflux causes symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest, you start burping and might experience heartburn. The risk for developing acidity increases due to obesity, overeating, eating just before sleeping, pregnancy and consuming food that has high acid content.
There are many treatments for acidity. Here are some home remedies that treat it efficiently:
Are there any side effects?
Usually, home remedies for acidity do not cause many side effects. However, consuming baking soda on a regular basis can lead to side effects such as nausea and swelling. It is advisable for pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding to avoid consuming cinnamon. Those people who are on medication for conditions such as diabetes, heart problems, and blood thinners, should avoid consuming cinnamon in excess. Since excess cinnamon might react negatively with these medicines. In a few cases, people who are allergic to milk or are lactose intolerant can have an allergic reaction to buttermilk.
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
The post remedy guidelines for those who suffer from acidity are as follows:
How long does it take to recover?
These home remedies can take one to three days to work effectively. Within a week, you should experience relief from heartburn and the acidic burping. If you do not recover from acidity within a week or so, it is advisable to seek expert medical help, immediately.
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
These home remedies work efficiently in treating the condition of acidity. While the remedies treat the symptoms, bad lifestyle habits and diet can cause acidity to recur. Thus, the treatment can never fully be permanent.
Is there any training or experts required?
There is no special training or expertise required in order to use these home remedy treatments for acidity. All of the ingredients for these remedies are easily available in stores. Almost anyone can make use of these remedies.
Approximately Rs 50 to Rs 300
No special training or expertise is required to use these home remedy treatments for acidity.