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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Symptoms Hyperacidity, also known as acid dyspepsia, is generally a result of incorrect and irregular eating habits and is one of the common ailments seen in people from cities and metros. The symptoms of hyperacidity may vary in severity. These symptoms may be most prominently seen a couple of hours after having a meal. A person may suffer from hyperacidity due to several causes ranging from lifestyle, eating habits, various underlying diseases,and administration of certain medications. Causes Treatment HYPERACIDITY * Regular consumption of spicy food, which is high in fats* Irregular eating habits* Excessive fasting and starving* Alcoholism and smoking* Stress and related disorders* Peptic ulcers* GERD (Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease)* Stomach cancer * Eat well-cooked, less spicy food* Eat small portions of food at regular intervals* Avoid food items that are difficult to digest or cause flatulence* Avoid foods like tamarind, lemon juice, etc., as they are acidic* Reduce smoking and consumption of alcohol* Regularize your sleeping pattern* If you are suffering from stress and tension try to overcome them by practicing meditation and yoga Hyperacidity can be typically identified by its symptoms. Further investigations for determining the cause can be done by conducting a detailedendoscopy of the oesophagus and stomach. Medications such as antacids (for temporary relief), H2 receptor blockers, and proton pump inhibitor arealso prescribed by doctors to control hyperacidity. If a peptic ulcer is responsible for hyperacidity, a surgery may be advised. However, the best way to avoid, control and treat hyperacidity is to bring in changes in your lifestyle and eating healthy food. sources: * Nausea and vomiting (may expel blood in extreme cases)* Sour belching and flatulence* Atonic dyspepsia (stiffness in stomach)* Indigestion and constipation* Loss of appetite* Steady pain in the abdomen* Feeling of restlessness
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