Saturday, January 26, 2013
Acidity - Causes and Home Remedies
As a part of human body functioning, the stomach secretes the acid that aids in the breakdown of food during digestion. But when the gastric glands of the stomach produce excessive amounts of such acids, it leads to a health condition known as acidity.
Causes of Acidity
In the human body stomach, intestines, and digestive glands secrete hydrochloric acid and various enzymes, including pepsin that break down and digest food. The stomach must also be protected from the same acid and enzymes, or it too can be attacked by the gastric juices. The acid may enter the lower part of the Oesophagus (Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux), due to some weakness in the normal sphincter mechanism that prevents such reflux.
The common cause of acidity in the human body are :-
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