The stomach produces gastric acid round the clock to digest the food which we consume. Human body has evolved over several billion years and so has the digestive system. For most part of this evolution we were consuming raw food which required lots of acid to get digested. Over the last few centuries we are consuming more and more cooked food and processed food. This food does not require the amount of acid which is produced by the stomach. The excess acid causes ulcers in the stomach lining and the duodenum. The acid also jumps into the stomach and burns the inner part of the esophagus. Once the esophagus is damaged then the acid enters the food pipe which is known as acid reflux. This acid also causes heartburn. Many people keep popping antacids to control acidity. These antacids give temporary relief but cause long term harm to the acid production capability of the stomach.
Acidity is not a disease which requires treatment from the doctors. It is a lifestyle conditiona and requires lifestyle modifications. Avoiding spice foods, onions, citrus products, processed foods, carbonated drinks, smoking, alcohol, large meals can go a long way in preventing acidity.
Eating raw fruits and vegetables mixed with dry fruits and edible seeds all through the day is one of the best solution for controlling not only acidity but host of other non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, neuro disease, heart disease, kidney disease, obesity
Raw diet will increase the energy levels manifold and you would start doing much more exercise on a daily basis which also helps in controlling acidity.
Lifestyle changes is the best solution for the treatment of acidity. However if you are unable to do this on your own, we have the specialist doctors for prescribing medications for this condition. Dr Majid Wani is one of the best Gastro-intestinal specialist to treat acidity, heartburn, GERD, acid reflux etc. We also have the doctors who can do Upper GI endoscopy to find whether the acidity has caused any kind of Peptic Ulcer. Antacids can be prescribed for temporary relief from acidity but they are not a permanent solution. Abdominal discomfort can reduce your productivity and result in low self esteem. Acidity is mostly treated through self medication which is not a good practice.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
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