High stomach acid Home Remedies

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Tue, 04/09/2013

Once you are diagnosing as hyperacidity, you can heal this condition with simple home remedies mostly regarding your diet and the way you take it.

Simple home remedies for hyperacidity

You can manage and heal yourself with some easy to follow simple home remedies for high stomach acid; they are:

  • Avoid unhealthy foods - eating fried, oily, spicy, junk and too much of protein foods.
  • Avoid overeating; never cross over your limit.
  • Add fiber-rich foods – this helps extend the time of gastric emptying, thus helps to prevent the undesirable symptoms of hyperacidity.
  • Sit straight when eating and sometimes after eating. Do not lie down immediately after your meals; this will aggravate your symptoms.
  • Take frequent smaller meals – by breaking up three into four or five; this helps to limit acid production as well as relieves from the symptoms.
  • Limit caffeinated beverages - such as coffee, tea and sodas; this may trigger increased acid production in your stomach.
  • Avoid acidic sour food items such as hot sauce, vinegar, pickles, etc.
  • Drink milk in small quantities can give immediate relief from acidity.
  • Take bananas rich in potassium can help reduce acidity symptoms.
  • Coconut Water in the morning soothing your stomach, provides relief from heartburn, and in due course heals hyperacidity.
  • Drink enough water - eight to ten glasses of water a day helps dilute the stomach acid. However, does not drink water during or immediately after a meal if unavoidable have a little.
  • Keep-up time – otherwise it can affect your normal digestion cycle.
  • Masticate properly – if not due to hurry eating leads to lack of mechanical digestion and may invite stomach acid raise.
  • Avoid certain medication use such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen), antibiotics, and estrogens, which may trigger hyperacidity and even ulcer formation.
  • Avoid alcohol - it not only damages your liver; it may also cause high stomach acid.
  • Stop smoking - it may harmfully stimulate too much of the stomach acid production.
  • Sleep sufficiently – otherwise it can aggravate your acidity problem.
  • Manage emotional - such as stress, anger, fear may trigger excess stomach acid production.

If you are experiencing heartburns, gas, and acidity, then a pinch of baking soda added to a glass of water can provide an immediate relief.