Hyperacidity is one of the most common disease seen in the society. It is seen in all ages, all classes, and all community. Hyperacidity refers to a set of symptoms caused by an imbalance between the acid secreting mechanism of the stomach and proximal intestine and the protective mechanisms that ensure their safety. The stomach normally secretes acid that is essential in the digestive process. When there is excess production of acid in the stomach, it results in the condition known as acidity.
Following are some common causes of acidity
- Excessive smoking
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Not having meals on time
- Spicy, rich foods
- Irregular meals
- Pain killers
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