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ACIDITY. Fight with Ayurveda

Updated: Jun 4, 2021

ACIDITY

21/03/21

WHY WE ARE POSTING ACIDITY AS OUR FIRST POST


IF YOUR DIGESTION AND FOOD HABITS ARE PROPER YOU ARE FREE FROM DISEASES SO ALL OTHERS WITH DIFFERENT DISEASES CAN FOLLOW THIS INSTRUCTIONS WITH THEIR MEDICATIONS



You know what’s the Beauty of Ayurveda in treating a Disease ?..


Ayurveda treat the disease not by suppressing it with medications it is a journey to find out the


1.Cause of disease after finding

2.Removing the cause

3.Detox

4.Rejuvenation - To regain the lost strength


We at Dr.Abhiram’s Ayurveda follow this uniqueness in our journey of wellness


Acidity is considered as Amlapitta in Ayurveda


If you know why it’s causing it’s very is to treat acidity. The first step is to remove the Causes .


So let’s find the causes

*‘Hurry’

*‘Worry’,


* ‘Curry


are the three main reasons for the disease.


Diet (Ahara)


Spicy food habits like eating samosa, burger, pizza, Chinesefood.


Excessive use of chilly,

Cinnamon, clove, mustard, garam masala powder (spice mixture), garlic etc. in diet


 Salty and sour foods like chips,

 Eating of stale, fermented foods (dosa, uttappa,idli etc. bakery food items).


 Excessive intake of fast food


 Excessive intake of Oily foods, pickles


 Intake of food and beverages in its hot condition like soups


 Excessive intake of tea/coffee.


 Lesser intake of water, dry food


 Irregular meal times


 Repeated food intake (before the digestion of the previously taken food)


 Incompatible food like taking non-veg., pizza followed by milk shake.


 Skipping meals.


 Eating too late at night


Regimens (Vihara)


Lack of rest, fast moving lifestyle.

are the three main reasons for the disease.


Insufficient sleep at night


 Sleeping immediately after meals.


 Suppression of natural-urges.


 Excessive exposure to sun and fire

Mental factors


 Stressful life style


 Excessive anxiety, worry, jealousy, anger, fear


 Job dissatisfaction,


 Sharadritu (Autumn season)


 Addiction ofalcohol, smoking, tobacco chewing


 Prolonged intake of NSAIDS (pain killers)


 Helicobacter pylori infection

All the above factors result in excessive increase of ‘Pitta dosha’ in body and exhibits symptoms

of amlapitta.


SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS


 Heart &chest burn (retrosternal burning),


 Sour or bitter belching.


 Nausea,


 Throat burn.


 Regurgitation of food or sour substance


 vomiting


 Gaseous distention of abdomen

Heaviness in abdomen


 Indigestion.


 Aversion towards food.


 Pain in abdomen.


 Chest pain.


 Headache.


 Bad breathe.


 Foul smelling loose motions.


 Severe burning sensation over feet, hands


 Thirst,


 Mouth ulcer,


 Fatigue (especially in legs)


 Tiredness


 Fainting.


 Giddiness.


 Itching all over the body


MORDERN INVESTIGATIONS


 Gastroscopy (Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)

 Oesophageal pH monitoring

 Gastrin levels in blood

 Ba Meal x-ray

 Serology + histology for H. Pylori

 Stool routine examination


COMPLICATIONS

If not treated timely or if unwholesome diet, regimen and habits continued, it may lead to

 Gastric Ulcer

 Chronic Gastritis


PREVENTION


As the saying goes “Prevention is better than cure” it is better to avoid all the causative factors of

acid-peptic disorder (amlapitta).


1. Avoid excessive salty, oily, sour and spicy foods

2. Avoid heavy and untimely food

3. Avoid smoking and alcohol intake

4. Food should consist mainly of bitters like bitter gourd, matured ash gourd

5. Include barley, wheat, old rice and green gram in diet.

6. Avoid overcooked, stale and contaminated food.

7. The food must be properly cooked

8. Follow mental relaxation techniques


As the disease is of Pitta origin, all measures are undertaken to pacify pitta.


Panchakarma treatment


When patient cannot be well managed with oral medications ‘Panchakarma

procedures’ like Vamana (emesis) or virechana (purgation) whichever is needed

should be administered. In chronic cases Asthapanavasti (medicated enema) is

indicated.


HOME REMEDIES


 The Infusion of coriander seeds (Dhanyak) taken with sugar twice a day.


 Water obtained from green fruit of Coconut 100-500 ml to be taken twice a day.


 Powder of Amla 3-6 gm BD with water.


 Powder of Shatapuspa (Saunf)

(Anethumsowa) with sugar mixed in a glass of water - 20 ml

twice daily for 1 week or till the symptom subsides


 Chewing of half a teaspoon of fennel seeds after food


Do’s (Pathya)


 Follow the meal times.


 Light food, Coconut water, articles having cooling properties


 Vegetables like white pumpkin, bitter gourd, matured ash gourd,leafy vegetables except Methi


 Wheat, old rice, barley, green gram, sugar candy, cucumber


 Fruits like gooseberry, dry grapes, black grapes, sweet lime, pomegranate, fig, dry fig,


 Take adequate amount of fluids like pomogranate juice, lemon juice, amla juice, sweetlime

juice, Medicated water with ushir (wala) or coriander seeds, or laja (puffed rice). Warm water.


 Dadimpak (sweet preparation made of pomegranate). Moramla (jam made from amla),

gulkand (jam made from rose petals) with milk


 A cup of lukewarm milk after every two or three hours.


 One teaspoonful of ghee with warm milk


 Take adequate sleep & rest

 Practice Yoga, Pranayam, meditation & exercise regularly

Don’ts (Apathya)


 Avoid excessive spicy, sour and salty substances


 Avoid fried and junk food items


 Do not remain hungry.Avoid fast.


 Do not overeat, take small frequent meals


 Avoid untimely and irregular food habit








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