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Hyper acidity simply means an increased level of acid in the stomach. The stomach secretes Hydrochloric Acid, a digestive juice that breaks down food particles into their smallest form to aid digestion. When there is an excessive amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, the condition is known as Hyper acidity.
The main cause of hyper acidity is the aggravation of Pitta Dosha in the body. Pitta is an Ayurvedic humor that symbolizes heat or fire. There are many causes for the aggravation of Pitta, main among them are: Eating foods that do not suit the constitution or foods that should not be taken together (milk and fish, milk and salt), excessively sour or spicy foods and liquids, white flour products and white sugar products, smoking and excessive consumption of tea, coffee and alcohol, eating in a state of indigestion, suppressing urges of urination and stool, sleeping in the daytime after meals, staying awake late into the night, excessive stress, anger and hunger, excessive exposure to sun and heat and gastro-duodenal ulcer.
Most patients of hyper acidity experience a range of symptoms such as:-
Naturopathy or nature treatment can be the best way to eradicate the long term chronic symptoms of hyper acidity. Naturopathy is a discipline of holistic treatments wherein a person is exposed to a number of different therapies such as fasting, juice diet, exercising, yoga, massage therapy, etc. This helps to resolve the symptoms of an ailment from within so that the condition does not recur in the future.
Hyper acidity is known as Amlapitta in Ayurveda (Amla means sour and Pitta means heat). Hyper acidity therefore is a condition characterized by an increase of sourness and heat in the body. The aggravated Pitta impairs the digestive fire, leading to improper digestion of food and production of ama (toxins). This ama gets accumulated in the digestive channels and causes Hyper acidity.
The Ayurvedic treatment of Hyper acidity is focused on pacifying the aggravated Pitta Dosha. Cleansing herbs are also administered to eliminate toxins from the body and cleanse the channels. This automatically enhances the digestive fire, leading to better digestion.