Treatment for Acidity

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    Acidity and acid reflux can be treated with changes in diet, lifestyle and medications. Diet changes include eating smaller, more frequent but regular meals, choosing the right food and avoiding foods that can trigger acidity. Lifestyle changes include quitting smoking and drinking, increasing physical activity and weight management. Medications for acidity may be prescribed or bought over the counter: Foaming agents help reduce acidity by coating the lining of the stomach or forming a foamy layer on the top of the contents of the stomach; Proton pump inhibitors help prevent the acid production; Prokinetics work by emptying the stomach faster and also strengthen the esophageal sphincter; Antacids neutralize the acid in the stomach; overuse may cause diarrhea or constipation. They are usually taken after meals. H2 blockers decrease the acid production in the stomach. They are usually taken before meals.
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