What is Hyper Acidity?
The process where more than the prescribed amount of acid is produced during the digestive process is called ‘Hyper Acidity’. This occurs due to many reasons and is a temporary phenomenon. The causes for Hyper Acidity may be due to irregular food eating habits or due to the intake of food which might cause Hyper Acidity. This problem is of a short duration and can be resolved easily.
One of the earliest symptoms carried by a patient suffering from Hyper Acidity is pain in the Epigastric region. (The upper central region of the abdomen). People also complain of burping and a feeling of uneasiness in that region. They also suffer from sour belch and heart burn which are indicators for Hyper Acidity.
Causes for Gastritis
Improper Lifestyle is the main cause for Gastritis. Not taking the food at the right time is another problem leading to Gastritis. Not following a ‘Meal Routine’ will lead to Gastritis. It is advised to eat the appropriate times throughout the day to avoid this ailment. Severe stress and tension also leads to Gastritis. Excessive consumption of tobacco and alcohol also leads to Gastritis.
Stages of Hyper Acidity
The next stage of Hyper Acidity can be termed as Gastritis. The main reason for Gastritis is Hyper Acidity. The stomach can bear such secretions only to a limited extent and if the secretions continue to its witholdable limit, it leads to the inflammation of stomach. This state where there is inflammation caused by severe acid secretions is known as Gastritis.
Difference between Hyperacidity and Gastritis
Hyper Acidity is one of the main reasons for Gastritis. Improper lifestyle with irregular eating habits and not following a ‘Meal Routine’ are also reasons leading to Gastritis. Consuming spicy food and fried food leads to Gastritis. Excess alcohol consumption, Addiction to Tobacco, excessive intake of carbonated drinks and coffee also leads to Gastritis. Intake of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs in the form of pain killers also leads to Gastritis. Taking medicines beyond the prescribed period by the physician might also lead to Gastritis.