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Hydrochloric acid produced by the stomach helps in the digestion of food in the body. However, in order to neutralise the corrosive effect of the acid on the stomach and other internal organs, a mucous lining is also produced by the body. The condition wherein there is an imbalance in the secretion of these chemicals by the body is known as acidity.

What are the causes of Acidity?

Acidity is generally the consequence of multiple factors which include the following:

  • Heavy consumption of oily and spicy foods, fad diets, irregularity in eating pattern
  • Smoking
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Stomach ailments such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach tumours, and peptic ulcers
  • Certain medications
  • Stress
  • It is also observed that there is a greater chance of acidity occurring in individuals who are highly nervous or emotional.

Symptoms of Acidity?

The symptoms of acidity include the following :

  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Burning sensation in the stomach or throat
  • Restlessness
  • Belching
  • Nausea
  • Sour taste
  • Constipation


At Apollo Clinic, our experts have enormous experience in the treatment of acidity including acid reflux treatment. Our specialised team comprising of distinguished senior gastroenterologists, surgeons, dieticians, fitness experts, counsellors, nurses and support staff ensure that you obtain the finest and the quickest treatment for your acidity, comprising of custom-made programs that combine different lifestyle programs, workshops, support programs and counselling with medication.  

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