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  1. Hi. Thank you for your query on MediMetry.
    Acidity symptoms could be generally caused by Gastritis or Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorders or GERD besides others.

    Gastritis or irritation of the stomach wall is usually caused by infections, ulcers, spicy food, alcohol intake, smoking, etc. It may also be caused due to intake of certain medications, surgery, burn injuries, etc. Certain type of individuals may be more prone to developing these symptoms caused by their genetics ie blood type A, etc.
    GERD is also known as Acid Reflux disease is due to the lax valve that usually prevents food from coming back into the food pipe.
    Treatment usually involves medications. For a unique management designed especially for you, kindly approach your nearest health centre.

    In the meanwhile I would like to advise you the following general management :
    - Avoid alcohol, smoking or spicy food, especially on empty stomach.
    - Have light meals 5 or 6 times a day. Do not have large heavy meals. Keep a proper schedule and try to eat your meals at approximately the sane time daily.
    - Do not lie down immediately after consumption of food. Be in a seated or standing position for at least 30 min after food. Do not exercise at least one hour prior to or after meals.
    - If you are on any type of medication, please take the medicines after food (unless directed otherwise) with a full glass of water and do not immediately lie down. You may consult your prescribing doctor for a change.
    - Please eat at least 2 hours before going to bed at night. Have one glass of water.
    - Home remedies include Tulsi leaves, Jeera, Cinnamon, Buttermilk, ginger, honey, etc.
    - Daily exercise or yoga.

    Medications that could be taken include Ranitidine 150mg two to three times a day, 20min before food or Pan 40 once a day in the morning half an hour before breakfast. Please consult a nearby health centre for a prescription.
    Kindly do not consume antacids over a long period of time as there are documented deleterious effects on other organs.

    Hope I answered your query.
    Live healthy.