| Acidity. Antacid.
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Antacids help fight hyperacidity,
but they can be addictive. They offer quick, symptomatic
relief, but fail to reduce the acid secretion
in the stomach. The relief is short lived, leading
to multiple dosing. It's also why patients get
habituated to pop antacids frequently, at the
slightest discomfort. But it needs long term treatment.
Irregular eating missing meals, hasty
eating of lumpy foods. Alcoholism. People who
are chronically high strung are at risk.
Pain, pressure or a burning sensation
in the stomach. Abdominal fullness, belching,
regurgitation of food. Acid contents come up to
the mouth, causing 'heartburn'
Antacids offer help, though only short
term. New drugs that offer stomach acid, prevents
heartburn and relieve acidity even as it occurs,
Antacids neutralise the acid without reducing
the secretion, while the new drug can be had before
dinner so that excess acid is not produced in
the first place. Consult your doctor for more