About Acidity

About Acidity1,2

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

Lifestyle related:

  • Excessive smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Stress
  • Obesity

Dietary causes

  • Not having meals on time
  • Spicy, rich foods
  • Irregular meals

Drug related:

  • Pain killers

Other Causes:

  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
Source :
1. AMLAPITTA (GASTRITIS/ ACID PEPTIC DISEASE/ HYPERACIDITY) [Internet]. Ccras.nic.in. 2019 [cited 27 February 2019]. Available from: http://www.ccras.nic.in/sites/default/files/viewpdf/faq/HYPERACIDITY%20article%20%20and%20FAQ%20final.pdf.
2. What Is Acid Reflux Disease? [Internet].[cited 27 February 2019]. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease#1-3.