There are certain factors which causes acidity such as eating habits, fad diets, stressful lifestyle, smoking and alcohol intake habit, low physical activity, irregularity in eating patterns, intake of oily and spicy food. Lifestyle improvement to prevent acidity (Heart burn) are very crucial.
Also Apart from these certain medication are too responsible for the cause of the acidity which is excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach.
Lifestyle changes mean modifying things we have control over, Following points would give direction for those changes to prevent acidity:
1). Don’t consume spicy food or fried foods too often. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
2). Eat small, frequent meals.
3). Finish your meal at least 3 hours before bedtime
4). Try Avoid tobacco in all forms instead chew tulsi leaves, cloves, saunf, etc.
5). Reduce stress by doing yoga and meditation and other forms of physical activity such as walking.
6). Wear loose fitting clothes.
7). Avoid medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and steroids.
- Indigestion, https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/indigestion
- Heartburn, https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/heartburn