Ayurvedic Treatment for Heartburn (Acid Reflux)
Heartburn is a feeling of severe pain in the chest just behind the sternum. The condition worsens at night or while lying down at any time. Usually it is a common and short lived condition which is easily managed by making small variations in the diet and following a few home remedies.
Heartburn most commonly appears after consuming a heavy and spicy meal which may not be too easy to digest. The acid formed normally in the stomach rebounds into the food pipe causing severe burning sensation and severe discomfort to the patient.
There are certain foods that can trigger Heartburn. These include, spicy food, onions, citrus fruits, tomatoes, ketchup, peppermint, chocolate, fried food, tea, coffee, alcohol or other beverages. Overeating is another factor that can cause acid reflux and result in heartburn.
Pregnancy and obesity are two metabolic conditions in which the abdominal pressure is considerably raised causing recurrent bouts of Heartburn.
- Pain or severe burning behind the sternum which stays for a week.
- Pain worsens while bending down or lying straight on the bed.
- Symptoms persist and are usually recurrent in nature.
- Difficulty in swallowing food
- Feeling of nausea and sometimes vomiting may also occur associated with it.
- Poor appetite due to severe pain experienced while swallowing food.
Causse of Acid Reflux in Heartburn
Acid reflux in Heartburn occurs as a symptom of acid produced in the stomach which regurgitates backwards to cause severe burning and pain behind the sternum.
Our stomach has two sphincters or circular bands of muscular tissue which hold the contents of the stomach in position. It is when these contents are not effectively passed down from the internal sphincter to the intestines that the acidic food contents of the stomach are regurgitated back into the esophagus.
The lower esophageal sphincter relaxes and does not remain taught as expected which causes what we know as the acid regurgitation that causes Heartburn.
Complications Associated With Heartburn
Heartburn is a physiological condition which can be easily managed by eating the right food in the right amounts. If the condition still persists and the person is frequently having problems managing the acids reflux, the condition is then termed as GERD (Gastro - esophageal reflux disease).
It can be a very damaging condition for the esophagus or the food pipe as the acid starts eroding the esophageal mucosa in no time.
This can lead to far reaching consequences like oesophageal ulcers and may be even cancer.
Dietary Modifications That Can Help
Heartburn is a condition which is usually caused by a haywire diet that is abundant in spicy and processed food products.
The patient can experience a lot of relief by eliminating processed and preserved food products from diet. These include all kinds of packaged foods, soft drinks, aerated drinks etc.
Too many spices like red chilies and pepper are also to be avoided as some people have less tolerance to such foods.
Diagnostic Tests for Heartburn
Common tests performed to determine a case of Heartburn are:
- Tests to check Oesophageal motility and acid production in the stomach can also be done to get a clear picture of the condition.
Herbal Remedies for Heartburn (Acid Reflux)
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Acidity Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of Heartburn (Acid Reflux). All these herbal remedies are prepared by using natural ingredients. These are free from chemicals and side effects. These are 100% vegetarian products.
- Amalaki Rasayan- 1 capsule, twice daily with warm water after meal.
- Digestion Support - 1 capsule, twice daily with warm water after meal.
- Heartburn Capsules - 1 capsule, twice daily, with warm water after meal.
- Mahashankh Vati - 1 tablet twice a day 10 minutes before meals with warm water.
1. Amalaki rasayan
It is a standardized extract of Amalaki (Emblica officanlis).
Amalaki Rasayana is the one of the richest source of the vitamin c. Vitamin c is called ascorbic acid, it supports digestion. It acts as an anti-oxidant which helps to remove the toxins from the body. It also helps to protect against the harmful chemicals. It helps in keeping the digestive system healthy.
2. Digestion Support
This product consist of Amla (Emblica officanlis), Haritaki (Terminalis chebula), Bhibtaki (Terminalis officanlis), Soufa (Foeniculum vulgar), Dhania ( Coriander sativum), Pippali (Piper nigrum) and Jeera (Cymium cuminum).
All the herbs present in this formulation are very helpful in the proper digestion of the food, hence maintain the natural PH of the stomach. It also helps to balance the all three doshas of the body. It is also very effective in the case of loss of appetite. It removes the excessive kapha form the body which is the main cause of loss of appetite. It helps to maintain the proper metabolism of the body. It provides the strength to the immune system. This herbal preparation helps to balance the three humors of the body. It also has a rejuvenating property.
3. Heartburn Capsules
This herbal preparation consists of coral calcium (praval pishti), Agate calcium (Akik Pishti), Ayurvedic calcium compound (Jahar mohra pishti), (kamkdudha ras), Pearl calcium (Mukta pishti) and Tinopsora corifolia extract (Giloy satva).
It is the wonderful herbal remedy for the heartburn which is caused by the Acid reflux or GERD. These herbal capsules help to neutralize the excess of acid within few minutes. It also helps to balance the aggravated pitta in the human body. It provides the cooling effect to the body. It has a rejuvenating power. It provides the strength to the body to fight against the foreign bodies hence these herbal capsules act as an anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and an excellent blood purifier.
4. Mahashankh Vati
Planet Ayurveda formulated this ayurvedic remedy for the people who are constantly having a battle with their gastric issues like gas, indigestion, bloating, heartburn etc. Due to irregular eating patterns, overeating, junk food consumption the mucosa of the stomach gets sensitive and secretes acid in excess. This excess of acid gives rise to problems like acidity, loss of appetite and abdominal pain. This formulation will be a permanent solution to all those issues. With the help of its anti-inflammatory properties, it calms down the mucosa of the stomach. Ingredients of the Mahashankh vati are Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Bailospermum montanum) and other herbs.
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