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Hyperacidity 101

Hyperacidity is caused by excess acid in our stomach. Our stomach produces acid in order to facilitate digestion of our food. But when there is too much acid in the stomach, we call this Hyperacidity.

symptoms

Common symptoms of hyperacidity are:

(1) stomach pain (pangangasim) and (2) bloating (kabag).

However, hyperacidity may become more severe and show symptoms of heartburn (Click here).

TRIGGERS

1

Regular consumption of spicy and fatty food

2

Skipping meals and irregular eating habits

3

Fasting & starving

4

Alcoholic drinks and smoking

5

Caffeine, softdrinks & acidic beverages

6

Stress

COMMON TREATMENT MISTAKES

LINIMENTS, OILS & OINTMENTS (pahid-pahid)

Topical products are often used because of the warming sensation these provide. But did you know that it only provides external relief and does nothing to neutralize the acids inside your stomach?

DRINKING WATER (tubig)

Drinking warm water may provide warming and soothing relief for hyperacidity but the truth is, water does not have an effect on hyperacidity. You need an antacid to neutralize the excess acids in the stomach. 

TREATMENT

While avoiding triggers of hyperacidity should be a fundamental step, over-the-counter (OTC) solutions such as antacids are a common solution because they neutralize the acidity of the stomach quickly; increasing its pH level. Once the antacid does its job, relief may immediately be felt with less stomach pain. Kremil-S Tablet is one such example of an antacid. However, there are products like Kremil-S Advance that not only neutralizes acidity, but also reduces acid production in order to provide longer-lasting relief versus antacids only.

STOMACH PAIN & ULCER

Sometimes, hyperacidity is mistaken for a simple stomach ache. Hence, it is very important to take note of how often you suffer from stomach pains and if you also suffer from any of the following symptoms: bloating, burping or sourness in your mouth. Prolonged hyperacidity, if left untreated, may lead to ulcers or other complications. If you’d like to know more about the symptoms of hyperacidity, click HERE.

If you are suffering from unknown conditions and are unsure as to your condition, we highly recommend visiting a health professional.