Hyperacidity (amlapitta) is one of the most common disease seen in the society. It is seen in all ages, all classes, and all community mainly due to irregular food habits.
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 hydrochloric 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.
It causes sour belching, nausea, vomiting, heart burn, indigestion, aversion to food, tiredness and distension of abdomen.
According to Ayurveda, hyperacidity (amlapitta) occurs not only due to physical factors but also due to mental disturbances. The main etiological factors are:
- Spicy, salty, sour and oily food habits.
- Junk foods.
- Irregular meal times.
- Less intake of water.
- Excess intake of tea or coffee.
- Eating too late at night.
- Sleeping immediately after meals.
- Stressful lifestyle.
- Anxiety, worry, fear, anger.
Due to all these nidanas (etiological factors), vatadi doshas gets aggravated and causes mildness of the agni (gastric fire) and the food remains in the amashaya (abdomen), turning to shukta avastha (indigested acidic form) due to improper digestion. Again due to excessive intake of food, pitta (a basic body element) gets vitiated causing increased acidity leading to amlapitta.
Ayurveda has provided simple and cost-effective treatment for amlapitta. The main line of treatment is to correct ama (undigested toxin) formation & agnimandya (indigestion).
Kooplicat Ayurveda helps in this through the use of specific drugs and drug combinations that are customised according to the constitution of each individual. As food plays a major role in cases of hyperacidity, it is important to correct the diet of the person and so Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital provides personalised Ayurvedic diet that improves quality of life and prevents further recurrence of the disease.