Causes

The following are the causes of GERD

Dietary causes

Lack of physical activity

Prolonged fasting

Lack of sleep

Excessive smoking

Regular consumption of alcohol

Consumption of drugs or other harmful substances

Symptoms

The symptoms of GERD according to Ayurveda include:

Treating GERD, the Ayurvedic way:

The main aim of Ayurvedic treatment for GERD is to resolve aggravated digestive weakness. The medicines used for GERD should have the power to improve digestive power and digest undigested food.

Amla (Indian gooseberry):

Amla balances the stomach acid level and prevent heartburn.

Vacha (Sweet flag):

It improves digestion, and prevents gas formation in stomach.

Tulsi (Holy basil):

It stimulates production of more mucous and reduces the effect gastric acid, thereby reducing hyperacidity.

Nishoth (Turpeth root):

The active constituent present in this herb reduces the gastric acid secretion. Thus, reducing hyperacidity.

Mulethi (Licorice):

The compounds present in mulethi roots neutralizes gastric acid and relieves heartburn.

Ayurvedic treatment approach to GERD uses natural methods to restore normal balance of the tridoshas. Ayurvedic medications, along with suggested lifestyle changes not only decrease the symptoms related to GERD, but also eliminate the root cause of the condition.

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