What Causes Acidity Symptoms?
Things You Can Do To Control Mild Acidity
Other tips to help control acidity
Simple changes to diet and lifestyle might be able to help you get acidity under control. However, these do not guarantee prevention and there might still be times when you still experience mild acidity. In that case, what can you do about it?
Many doctors will recommend trying an antacid if diet and lifestyle changes aren’t enough. Antacids work by neutralising the acid in your stomach and they tend to provide relief very quickly.6
There are quite a few different antacids that you can use in case a remedy is required. For mild or early symptoms of acidity, it’s best to choose an antacid that is gentle on you but tough on acidity.
However if you are considering an antacid, and are pregnant or breastfeeding, take other medicines or have any chronic illnesses, please consult your doctor.
You can learn more about managing acidity with a busy lifestyle here.
Of course, please see your doctor if an antacid isn’t enough to control your symptoms or if your symptoms worry you.
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- A Comparison of the Effect of Regular ENO and Placebo on Intragastric pH in Healthy Fasted Subjects . Does not imply relief.