Indigestion, Acidity, and Heartburn are the most common digestive problem in the World.
The main problem with these issues is they are functional disorders, which means there is nothing structurally wrong with your digestion system.
There is no pill to take away the issue or no operation to undergo to remove the problem. In simple terms, there is no disease present that can be cured!! How to Cope up?? More frustrating right??
The gastric glands present in the stomach release gastric juice which is needed to digest the food we eat.
If the stomach produces more gastric juice than required it causes a burning sensation in the stomach and under the breastbone. This condition is called Acidity. When acidity symptoms occur frequently for more than a week or 10 days, it is known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
Many people suffer this pain silently or put an antacid pill to get some relief. The antacid will give short-term relief before the pain returns more ferociously.
In GERD, the food is eaten, which is often mixed with digestive juices in the stomach, instead of continuing the journey into the small intestine and going back to the esophagus (your food pipe). This happens when the muscles controlling the opening between the esophagus and the stomach do not work correctly.
The food can be acidic and cause a burning sensation, which is also known as heartburn. The sensation of burning begins in the stomach and spreads up under the breast bone to the middle-upper chest.
Dyspepsia or Functional Dyspepsia is the medical term labeled by doctors for recurrent abdominal discomfort that includes abdominal pain, Gas, Bloating, Heartburn, Nausea, Vomiting, Belching, and a Sour taste in the mouth. Dyspepsia in Greek means “Indigestion”, which perfectly describes all the above symptoms.
This condition is described as “functional” because there is nothing structurally wrong with the upper digestive area but symptoms persist.
Do not worry, if you are someone with a sensitive stomach and are confused if it is Acidity or heartburn, Indigestion or dyspepsia, or GERD, dietary modification may give you relief.
Stopping food randomly is not going to solve your problem. It makes you irritated, socially awkward, and nutritionally deficient. Often it has been seen that there are few foods that trigger acidity and indigestion. This food can be different from person to person. Therefore, identifying the trigger causing food following a proper method is the first step.
Then understanding the tolerance level of those trigger food is necessary. In that case, ultimately you can enjoy most of the foods except a few to feel better.
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