What is Hyper-acidity or Heartburn or Acid Dyspepsia:-
Hyper-acidity or heartburn or acid dyspepsia is the condition of excreting more than the normal amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Twenty minutes after eating a healthy meal, a burning, scalding pain is experienced by the patient in the mid section of the chest. It gives a feeling as if a burning coal is creating a hole in the gut.
Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with heart. It is an irritation of the esophagus caused by stomach acid. It is painful, irritating and cause sleepless nights.
Occasional heartburn is not dangerous but chronic heartburn can indicate serious problems. It is a common medical condition that distress people of all races and age. Heartburn creates nuisance for 10% of Americans daily.
Homoeopathic Treatment of Hyperacidity or Heartburn or Acid Dyspepsia
When a person suffers from hyperacidity or heartburn or acid dyspepsia, he or she will go to the nearest pharmacy and buy over-the-counter (OTC) antacids. This usually takes care of the problem without any complications.
Hyperacidity will not reoccur after popping up the hyperacidity medicines and avoiding the food items which increase the acid levels in the stomach. But if it continues even after avoiding the triggering factors, it is the time to visit a doctor as it is indicative of some underlying medical condition.
Conventional treatment includes giving antacids which will relieve the patient temporarily and will end up with side effects like headache, dryness of mouth, hypersensitivity and confusion.
In contrast homoeopathy offers a treatment which is safe, gentle and will not end up with side effects. It is very effective in managing all the acute symptoms of hyperacidity or heartburn or acid dyspepsia and also plays an important role in preventing relapse of the condition.
The conventional medicines might provide immediate relief from the symptoms but the root cause of the problem is not touched upon and the dangerous side effects can be worse than the original symptoms.
The most recent approach in treating is addressing the overall symptoms of this disease and prescribing a remedy capable of normalizing unfavorable responses to aggravating factors (stress, diet and so on). Homoeopathy is a non habit forming treatment which cures patient and leaves no side effects.
According to homoeopathy the problems in the mind lead to the problems in the body. The prescriptions are not based on the name of the diseases. While choosing the medicine the cause of various symptoms of hyperacidity is evaluated such as sedentary habits, dietary errors, faulty feeding habits, mental stress, and weakness of digestive system muscles and so on.
The homoeopathic treatment works at the deeper level of immunity and enhances the healing capacity of the body. The medicines improve the resistance of the body. Timely administration of the homoeopathic remedies can easily take care of the relapses and cure the hyperacidity from its root cause.
There are 353 homoeopathy remedies which give great relief in hyperacidity or heartburn or acid dyspepsia. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus medicines are tailor made unlike allopath in which all patients receive the same drugs although trade name may be different.
Hyperacidity or heartburn or acid dyspepsia is not a disease. It is actually an effect to certain stress. It can be classified into primary hyperacidity and secondary hyperacidity.
The causes of primary hyperacidity are:
The various causes are:-
People suffering with hyperacidity or heartburn or acid dyspepsia may explain the symptoms differently. For some it may be a simple stomach ache, but for others, it can be continuous cramps in the stomach with restlessness.
The common symptoms in the nutshell include the following: