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Sour stomach
Sour stomach, or the so-called acid indigestion, is a condition in which the cells in the stomach produce too much hydrochloric acid, a chemical that is poisonous and affects the health when too much of it isproduced.

Causes of sour stomach

While it may not be the only cause, an unhealthy lifestyle is the most frequent cause of sour stomach condition. The aspect of the lifestyle this particularly refers to is the diet. A non-nutritious diet where no attention is paid to the kinds of food that are consumed or the level of calories they contain is where many health problems lie, and sour stomach is one of them.

The particular way that an unhealthy diet results in sour stomach is by eating too much late at night and just before bedtime. Not to mention that the kind of food that’s usually craved for late at night is not exactly an apple. Late night cravings are usually for some type of sweets or desserts, but even if they weren’t, eating that late at night will still be an issue. The reason for this is that the food eaten at that time of day is harder to digest than it normally is, and when that’s combined with going to bed, it makes the acid remain in the digestive tract for too long, thereby causing the symptoms of sour stomach.

The kinds of food that easily cause sour stomach no matter when they’re consumed are spicy food, as well as food that has high levels of fat.

Other ways to provoke sour stomach include smoking and bottled up stress.

Symptoms of sour stomach

The main symptom of sour stomach is the general feeling of uneasiness in it. The other symptoms vary from the amount of acid that was released into the stomach. Some of them are bloating, nausea, stomach ache, or burping. In rare occasions, the symptoms actually go that far as to provoke a burning sensation in the chest or a condition called

acid reflux disease, which means that the acid has spread to the esophagus. Apart from the last one, pretty much all of these symptoms are mostly just uncomfortable more than anything else. Sometimes the person does not even pay attention to them. But other times, they can be quite strong and weakening.

Treatment for sour stomach

The only way to prevent the sour stomach condition from happening is to introduce some changes in the diet and lifestyle in general. As they are normally quite harmless, there is no need to treat them with any kind of medication, but in the more severe cases of sour stomach, a doctor should beconsulted.

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