Acidity

Asked by  | 14th Jun, 2008, 05:06: PM

Expert Answer:

Our stomach produces acid to digest the food that we eat. This is a regular and natural process.

Problem occurs when these cells produce large amount of acid, more than your stomach needs. When this happens, you will suffer from stomach acidity. Sometimes a small amount of acid may be regurgitated into the oesophagus, causing a burning sensation.

Cure:

The most popular cure is taking antacids that can be bought over-the-counter. For those who are suffering from complications brought about by stomach acidity (such as ulcer and GERD), doctors prescribe medicine such as Ranitidine,  Lansoprazole or Omeprazole to treat hyperacidity

Answered by  | 16th Jun, 2008, 12:29: PM

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