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hyperacidity ; 10 strategies to eliminate and lose weight


Hyperacidity is a problem that is very common in millions of people around the world, but people ignore it and consume antacids without thinking twice. People don’t realize that consuming antacids is not the solution and antacids also have their own side effects.

Similarly, most antacids have magnesium, which causes diarrhoea and Aluminum in antacids causes constipation. If you have high blood pressure and kidney disease, these antacids can wreak havoc in the body.

Hyperacidity and weight gain are two common health problems that are often linked together. When a person experiences hyperacidity, they may experience symptoms such as heartburn, Acid Reflux, gas trouble, indigestion, bloating, burping and abdominal pain. These symptoms can be triggered by several factors including diet, stress and Lifestyle habits. Similarly, weight gain can also be caused by several factors including overeating, a sedentary lifestyle and hormonal imbalances. In this article, we will discuss in detail how to eliminate hyperacidity and lose weight effectively. 


Understanding Hyperacidity; – Hyperacidity is a condition in which there is an excessive amount of acid in the stomach. The stomach produces Hypochloric acid (HCL) to break down food but sometimes the production of acid can become excessive, leading to Hyper acidity. People suffer from Acid Reflux, acidity, bloating and burping. These are all forms of hyperacidity. If these symptoms are getting severe, it can cause cancer, diabetes, poor skin quality, inability to lose weight, poor hair quality and much more.

Causes; – Poor dietary habits

 – Consuming spicy, oily, caffeine, alcohol and carbonated drinks.

– Stress

– Smoking can weaken the lower esophageal sphincter 

– Sedentary lifestyle

– certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines can irritate the lining of the stomach.

10 strategies to eliminate Hyperacidity; –

(1) Eat smaller meals; – Eating smaller meals throughout the day can help to reduce the amount of acid production in the stomach.

(2) Do not keep a gap of more than 4 hours between meals; – If there is no food in your stomach, the acid has nothing to work.

So, Acid acts on the inner mucous lining of your stomach. To follow these Lifestyle, you have to plan your breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner in advance.

(3) Eat slowly; – When you eat too fast or not chewing properly, your stomach needs to produce more acids to break down the large chunks. A lot of nutrients in food die in the presence of the excessive acid.

(4) Avoid trigger foods; – You should be careful about what kind of food you eat. Our body can not digest processed junk food, carbonated drinks and excess sugar or salt. Our body produces more acid to break down these foods.

(5) Consume more fiber; – Fiber can help to promote digestion and prevent constipation.

(6) Avoid late night eating; – Eating dinner late at night and going to sleep immediately does not digest food properly. There are chances of many diseases in the body due to improper digestion of that food.

(7) Be mindful of the medication you are on; – A lot of medicines cause acidity.

Our body requires a lot of acid to break down the medicine molecules. We should consume probiotics and Vitamin B complex, while taking antibiotics.

Antibiotics wipe out both good and bad bacteria from intestines, making the body more acidic.

(8) Stress management; – By practicing yoga, Pranayama and some breathing techniques, we are able to reduce stress. Deep breathing helps the body in balancing acid and alkaline levels.

(9) Exercise regularly and maintain healthy weight; – Regular exercise can help to reduce stress and promote digestion.

Regular exercise can also prevent hyperacidity. Being overweight can put pressure on the stomach leading to weakened lower esophageal sphincter causing hyperacidity. 

(10) Increase water consumption; – 1% drop of water in our body can lead to fatigue and hyperacidity. So, make sure you have the right amount of water in the system every day.

Let’s remember the pH scale, 7 in the middle is a neutral pH.

7 and above is alkaline, 7 and below is acidic. Our body has the pH regulator, that automatically has the ability to keep the body alkaline.

Our sedentery lifestyle disturbs the pH regulator.

We should drink Lemon water or eat a bowl of cucumber, when we eat junk foods.

we can eat carrot or other raw vegetables, when we eat processed food occasionally.

Remember, making gradual Lifestyle changes is the key to achieving long term success in managing hyperacidity and weight loss.

Dr.Hetal Patel


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