Stomach Acidity Symptoms: Diet To Get Rid Of Stomach Acid Naturally

Every now and then, you may feel stomach acidity due to various factors you may be unaware of. Stomach acidity or stomach reflux can be due to lying in bed right after you eat. It can also be due to acid reflux empty stomach, the absence of food to digest leads to the accumulation of gastric juice in the stomach. Gastric juice is basically acidic and the accumulation of it would cause discomfort and pain the stomach. Consuming alcohol, soda drinks, and coffee on an empty stomach could also cause hyperacidity including excessive drinking of coffee.

Cigarette smoking is another culprit of stomach acidity. Emotional agitation can also cause stomach acidity.

Symptoms Of Stomach Acidity

You will know if you are experiencing acid imbalance if you have the following symptoms:

  • Pain On An Empty Stomach.
  • Bloated Feeling.
  • Hair Loss.
  • Indigestion.
  • Diarrhea Or Constipation.
  • Candida Infections.
  • Belching.
  • Flatulence Immediately After Eating.
  • Presence Of Undigested Food In Stool.
  • Nausea.
  • Itchiness In The Rectal Area.
  • Peeled And Unhealthy Fingernails.
  • Food Allergies.
  • Burning Feeling In The Stomach.

Reduce Stomach Acid Naturally With Diet

Stomach acidity can be treated by over-the-counter antacids and proton pump inhibitors but they should be taken if your stomach acidity is occasional or if you don’t frequently experience the mentioned symptoms because there are specific stomach acidity treatments prescribed and administered by medical practitioners.

If you are having chronic stomach acidity, you should make some necessary lifestyle or dietary changes to minimize if not eradicate the condition. You can mitigate the effects of stomach acidity with these simple methods:

  • Take more herbal diet such as teas, vegetables, and non-citrus fruits.
  • Avoid spicy foods or ingredients such as chili, garlic, onion, citrus fruits like lemon, coffee, and caffeinated beverages, fatty foods including fried ones, chocolates, and alcohol.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Elevate your head when sleeping. In this way, you will keep the acid in your stomach.
  • Control your diet. The most effective way to combat stomach acidity is by having an effective diet. Avoid eating big meals, instead taking small amounts of essential food once every two hours throughout the day. It would also be better for you to eat three hours before you sleep at night. In this way, you would prevent indigestion by allowing your stomach to fully digest the food you eat.


  1. MA said:

    Can stomach acidity be caused by exposure of the body to extreme cold. I sometime start vomiting very badly and I feel that is because of cold weather. I get a lot of acidity in my stomach which causes severe pain while vomiting. It has a very dark yellow color. Could please advice me of the best medicine.

    May 25, 2010
  2. ferdie said:

    Does cold weather trigger stomach acidity and chest burns?

    January 26, 2012
  3. GT said:

    I am suffering from acidity problem and I feel burning sensation in my chest after taking food. Please suggest me an appropriate diet and also some remedies for acidity problem.

    March 31, 2012
  4. AR said:

    What is the treatment for stomach acidity in summer?

    May 26, 2012
    • PUP said:

      The treatment for stomach acidity in any season remains the same. However since there is excess heat in summer, you should remain more careful. The best way to relieve stomach acidity is to drink buttermilk. Also yogurt, milk and banana are useful in relieving stomach acidity. Avoid caffeinated beverages, colas, spicy and oily food. Stay away from alcohol and cigarettes. Juice prepared from Indian Gooseberry and pomegranate is also useful in reducing stomach acidity.

      May 28, 2012
  5. Ethel said:

    Why are the antacids necessary if you are suffering from stomach hyperacidity?

    October 7, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Hyperacidity occurs when there is excessive secretion of acid in stomach. Antacids directly neutralize acidity by increasing the pH. It can also block the production of acid which is done by the gastric cells.

      October 8, 2012
  6. Marlene said:

    I have tried various things. Can acid in the tummy cause gas and headaches as well? I seem to get the headaches especially at night time. I want to feel better without drugs.

    November 22, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Yes at times patient with hyperacidity and gastritis do complain of headache. If the primary cause is hyperacidity, then take precaution to reduce it. Avoid eating too much of spicy and oily food. Avoid alcohol and cigarette if you have the habit. Eat small meals but at frequent intervals. Avoid conventional pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs that cause hyperacidity. Practice yoga and meditation. Buttermilk after meals is valuable in reducing hyperacidity. Also decrease the intake of tea and coffee, both contain caffeine and if you are teetotaler, it may be one of the reason for acidity and headache. Especially avoid drinking tea at night before retiring to bed.

      November 23, 2012
  7. Marlene said:

    Thank you so much PUP. I have drastically changed my diet. In the past 3 days my stomach feels much better as I have gone on a mostly vegetarian diet. Hardly have I eaten any meat. I have not had one cup of regular tea, but I am on herbal teas. I am not missing meat either. I make it for my son, but not my husband or me. I think I dropped a pound too. I also drink potato juice after boiling potatoes. I am eating one to two bananas a day. They seem to coat my tummy. I am snacking on almonds and other nuts. I am being very careful.
    As Christmas approaches I need to feel well all the time too. This is what I would recommend to your reader. No fast frying or deep frying. Not too much sugar. I want to improve my health. I am worried it may take a long time as I have been like this for years. Does the body heal quickly? I also take vitamin D and Cranberry extract as I am frequently getting urinary tract infection. I hope the headaches goes away.

    November 25, 2012

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