Acidity Do’s And Don’ts

What is Acidity?

Acidity is a term used for excess secretion of gastric juice

  1. The main causes/triggering factors of acidity are :
    • Irregular eating habits
    • Spicy and junk foods
    • Emotional factors like fear,anger,tension,stress
    • Going to bed soon eating food
    • Cigarette smoking
    • Certain drugs especially NSAIDs
  2. Mai symptoms of acidity are :
    • Burning and pain in the abdomen
    • Burning in chest
    • Frequent burps
    • Regurgitation of food
    • Bloatedness of abdomen

Acidity can be controlled easily by following few life style changes

  1. Do’s :
    • Eat meals at regular intervals
    • Relax 20 minutes after eating
    • Eat bland foods, boiled vegetables and fresh fruits
    • Manage stress levels
  2. Don’ts :
    • Avoid citrus fruits, coffee, tea, condiments, spices
    • Avoid tobacco and alcohol
    • Do not exercise,bend/stoop/sleep immediately after meals
    • Avoid fried foods
    • Avoid drugs especially NSAIDs