8 Reasons Why You Have Acidity

Acidity in the human body is the main cause for many health ailments ranging from mild digestive problems, to major cardiovascular disease.

8 Reasons Why You Have Acidity
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Acidity in the human body is the main cause of various health ailments ranging from mild digestive problems to major cardiovascular diseases. During digestion, the stomach secretes acids to break down food. These acids, when produced in excess, cause heartburn and a painful or irritating sensation in the oesophagus. This condition is known as Acid Peptic Disease (APD) in medical terms.

Causes of Acidity

Acidity may occur due to the following reasons: There are many things that can cause acidity. While you may not be able to control all of the below-mentioned habits or activities, knowing some of the common causes may help you to prevent it from happening. And,
  1. Bad eating habits, which include eating too much or too little or skipping meals
  2. Not chewing food properly
  3. Eating too much of junk, non-vegetarian and spicy food
  4. Smoking and consuming too much of alcohol
  5. Being overweight or obese
  6. Lying down immediately after eating
  7. Excessive exposure to sun and heat
  8. Too much stress
Also, read about: Top 10 Foods That Cause Bloating.

Some of the diseases that cause acidity include:

Below mentioned causes are crucial in identifying and avoiding the causative factors that are essential in the treatment of the same.
  1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - GERD
  2. Helicobacter Pylori
  3. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  4. Hypercalcemia
  5. Gallstones
  6. Gastric Ulcers

Symptoms of Acidity

  1. Heartburn
  2. Chest pain
  3. Worsening of pain while lying down
  4. Post-meal pain
  5. Bitter taste
  6. Hoarseness, Sore throat and Cough
  7. Respiratory problems
  8. Nausea
  9. Trouble while swallowing
  10. Extra saliva
  11. Burping
  12. Vomiting
  13. Stomach pain
  14. Gas formation in stomach
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