It is a type of indigestion. When the quantity (level) of hydrochloric acid is raise up than its normal level, it is called ‘Acidity’.
Mostly, this disease occurs in those who have wounds in their duodenum or chlorosis (green sickness). It also occurs in those who take much tobacco, living in depression and much worry, etc. sometimes, it can occur due to taking meals at improper time, taking additional food that is responsible for gas or over eating, etc.
When the level of hydrochloric acid is rose up from it normal level in the stomach, eaten food starts on decomposing after rotten and sour belches starts to come out, gas starts to form inside the stomach, the mouth is filled with water and burning sensation starts in the chest. Constipation occurs and sometime loose motions too and also indigestion. The excreta of the patient, suffering from this disease, contain additional salt. The patient suffering from this feels his stomach warm too, pain starts after 1-2 hours of eating food, and he also starts to feel weakness in his body, and feels thirst and slight pain in the head too.
Treatment of this disease with different drugs:-
1. Nux-vomica - Feeling sour taste after eating food in the morning, nauseate, heaviness in the stomach with slight pain, coming sour and bitter belches, etc. he feels as if a stone has present inside the stomach even after several hours of eating, desire for vomiting, but it does not take place. Having much desire for eating stimulants, fast desire of eating eatables having ghee in it and he can also digest it well, but belches come with difficulty. Thus, if such types of symptoms are found in the patient, Nux-vomica 30 can be used to cure such patient.
2. Argentums Nitricum - If the symptoms like- coming belches with pain in the stomach; getting some relief after coming belches and having desire for eating sweets, etc. are found in the patient, using Argentums Nitricum 3 to 30 is beneficial to cure this disease.
3. Calce-carb - Calce-carb 5 to 30 can be used to cure acidity.
4. Sulphuric-acid- if the acidity patient has been feeling burning sensation in his chest with the following symptoms like- coming sour belches, sour vomiting, coming sour smell from his body, coming black coloured loose motions and frequent hiccup, etc., taking Sulphuric-acid 2x, 3x or 30 is very useful.
5. Robininea- If the patient has been suffering from symptoms like- loose motions, vomiting, belches, sour sweating, vomiting like vegetables, coming bitter or pungent belches, feeling burning sensation inside the stomach, frequent excretion in the night, feeling slight pain in the stomach, constipation before excretion, flatulence and feeling pain in the head, pain in the stomach due to forming gas in it, etc., taking Robininea 3 is very effective to cure his disease. This drug is very effective to end acidity, but it has to take regularly for several days.
- If sour belches come in the acidity patient, comes sour vomiting, he feels pain in the anus and stomach gas comes out from the mouth, etc., for the treatment of such symptoms, Natrum-phos 3x or 12x should be used.
- If the acidity patient has been suffering from sour belches with sour vomiting too and has slight pain in his stomach, loose motions are coming in green colour, etc., using Natrum-phos 2x, 3x or 12x is very effective.
7. Arg-nit- If symptoms like- coming sour belches, sour vomiting, getting some relief after releasing gas from the anus and coming belches, etc. are found in the acidity patient, using Arg-nit is beneficial for his treatment.
8. Phosphorus- If acidity becomes chronic and belches come much and has been feeling deprived hunger, etc., taking Phosphorus 30 is beneficial for his treatment.
9. Kalli-carb- If symptoms like- coming sour belches, watery mouth, etc. are found in the acidity patient, Kalli-carb 6 is very useful for his treatment.
- If the acidity patient has been suffering from flatulence, Carbo-veg 6 is very useful for them to cure his disease.
- If gas has filled in upper section of the navel and the patient feels as if his stomach will burst, gas forms more after eating food, he is not able to tolerate even the touch of clothes on his waist with getting some relief when gas is released from the anus, etc., Carbo-veg 6 to 30 can be used to cure such patient.
11. Lyco- If symptoms like- gas in the stomach, suffering from constipation too much, coming red segments in the urine, etc. are found in the acidity patient, for the treatment of this disease, using Lyco 30 is appropriate.
12. Mangenim or Magnesia-phos:- If the acidity patient feels as if there is nothing in his stomach, using Mangenim 6 or Magnesia-phos 6 is beneficial.
- If acidity becomes too chronic and the sufferer has the following symptoms like- coming loose motions in the morning or the complaints of constipation, feeling burning sensation on the head, etc., Sulphur 30 is very useful to end such symptoms of the patient.
- After an hour of eating food, if belches come with coming food particles in the mouth, having sour smell; start to becoming loose hearted, etc., use Sulphur 30 to cure such patient.
14. Lycopodium- If the acidity patient feels pain in his stomach due to gas, producing rumbling sound in the stomach, feeling gastric pressure more in the lower section of the stomach, belches and getting some relief after releasing gas from the anus, forming much gas in the stomach after 3-4 o’clock, etc., for the treatment of such patient, using Lycopodium 30 is appropriate.
15. Asafetida- If symptoms like- filling gas in the stomach that becomes much violent in the upper section of it, the patient feels as if his stomach will burst due to gastric pressure towards upper section of the stomach, etc., using Asafetida 2 to 3 is beneficial to end such symptoms of the patient.
16. Calcarea-carb- If the patient has been suffering from symptoms like- coming frequent sour belches, coming sour vomiting, feeling cramping sensation, having desire for eating undigestible eatables like- chalk, pencil or coal, etc., likes to eat hot food, etc., Calcarea-carb 30 or 200 is very useful to cure his disease.
Other treatment of this disease with the use of different drugs:-
- If the condition of the patient is much serious in the initial stage of acidity, nothing is appropriate to eat. He should remain in fast for few hours and take food until he gets some relief.
- He should not take oily, sweet, sour food.
- Drink little amount of lemon juice after 2 hours of eating food.
- Taking approx. 5 to 10 grane of soda bi-carbonate or lime water is cured acidity.