Ayurvedic treatment for Acidity in pregnancy

Acidity in pregnancy

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Acidity in pregnancy

ACIDITY IN PREGNANCY AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

Preventing heartburn is the best way to deal with this condition. For that spicy foods and heavy meals need to be avoided. Ayurveda suggests simple lifestyle and diet measures along with use of some Medicinal Herbs to treat this condition.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Avoidance of excess greasy or spicy foods
  • Irregular eating habits to be avoided
  • Adequate water intake
  • To use leafy vegetables in excess would help curb acidity
  • Sleeping just after taking meal can aggravate acidity. Eating dinner two to three hours before sleeping is ideal
  • Excessive intake of the caffeine to be avoided. Smoking should be completely stopped
  • Carbonated drinks are to be avoided
  • Foods which are rich in fats, such as chocolates cause acidity or acid reflux diseases
  • Alcohol should be completely avoided
  • The diet should consist of milk with sugar, and a little old rice.
  • Other recommended substances are: barley, wheat, rice (at least one year old), cucumber, bitter gourd, green banana, pumpkin, pomegranate, and cow's milk.
  • Pomegranate juice andpomegranate powder also help balance the acid in the stomach. It is actually both astringent and bitter, which help balance Pitta.
  • Eating small meals more often helps in digestion.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Lifestyle changes to reduce acidity in pregnancy or in general include –

  • Reducing anxiety, depression and anger. Stress, anger, impatience, extra-hot spicy foods, and environmental factors such as extreme heat can aggravate Pitta. A few simple changes in lifestyle and diet can help bring Pitta into balance for smoother, more effective digestion and greater calm and contentment.
  • Removing irregular eating habits.
  • Preventing constipation
  • Eating is best done during Pitta period, between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M.; this is when the enzymes are the strongest and digestion will be the most effective.
  • Getting adequate sleep and exercise

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of womens-health and/or acidity in pregnancy without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for womens-health and/or acidity in pregnancy, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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