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Excessive acid accumulation in the stomach
Acid indigestion is a type of indigestion involving an excess of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Frequent occurrence of acid indigestion can lead to aggravation of the duodenum or to an aggravation of the lining of the stomach, both of which can lead to ulcers which can be life-threatening. It should be distinguished from heartburn, which typically involves aggravation of the esophagus.
Common contributors to acid indigestion are:
Eating foods with too much fat in them.
Eating foods with too much spice in them.
Excess consumption of Alcohol andCaffeine
Eating too late in the evening, or eating just before sleeping..
Overconsumption of alcohol
Symptoms of indigestion are as follows:…...click & see
Feeling of heavy stomach
Burning Sensation in the chest.
A pain or a burning feeling in the upper portion of the stomach
Feeling sick to one’s stomach; nausea
Sometimes uncontrollable burping
A bitter taste in the mouth from stomach acid coming up into the esophagus.
Rumbling in your stomach.
Sense of fullness after eating
A feeling as though something is lodged in the esophagus
Pain and discomfort at the xiphoid region
Sudden chills, comparable to those felt during fevers.
Over the counter remedies (antacids) are available at almost all grocery stores and drugstores. However, a kind of dependence can develop on these medications, and other complications can arise from excess use of antacids.
Antacids neutralize excess stomach acid, and can provide temporary relief of indigestion.
As per Ayurveda it not quite a disease by itself, this condition of ‘Agnimandya’ in Ayurvedic terminology, it denotes a condition wherein food taken does not get digested.
Root Causes in Ayurveda
Aggravation of the three doshas (diffects) – vata, pitta, kapha.
Excessive intake of improper food ,Psychic factors as anger, anxiety and worry,
Fast eating habits and Eating less of high-fiber foods.
Herbs : 1. Hing (Asafoetida) 2. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 3. Lemon juice with rock salt
Diet : 1. Take a light fat -less diet 2.Have plenty of water and juices, especially
3.lemon juice laced with a pinch of salt. 4.Intake of raw garlic is very beneficial
Lifestyle : 1. Avoid sleeping just after having a full meal.
2.Try to gain mental peace. 3.Physical exercise is a must.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is often very effective in harmonizing digestion without side-effects.
If symptoms persist, immediate referral to physician to rule out more serious abdominal conditions or diseases.
Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advise or help. It is always best to consult with a Physician about serious health concerns. This information is in no way intended to diagnose or prescribe remedies.
Help taken from: en.wikipedia.org and Allayurveda.com