Tips to Knock Out Acidity
Acidity is the term derived from Acid. Acidity represents the collection of symptoms that occur due to excess production of Acid i.e, Hydochloric Acid (Hcl) inside the stomach. In general, the acid produced or formed in the stomach is neutralized by bicarbonate and prostaglandins secretion by a mucous lining. If this neutralization process due to any obstruction fails then it leads to Acidity.
Why Hcl is Secreted inside the Stomach?
- Hydrochloric Acid (Hcl) helps in Digestion.
- It kills the bacteria that reaches your stomach along with your food thereby preventing Infections.
- Helps in breaking down the constituents present in the food thereby promoting chemical digestion.
- Activates the digestive enzymes by creating an Acidic medium which is required for their Activation.
How Hcl Secretion takes place inside the stomach?
I don’t want to explain this question in-depth because you have not reached the topic for this. However knowing about Acid secretion is much better. In general, parietal cells secretes Hydrochloric Acid inside the stomach and this process occurs with Ion-exchange Mechanism. The following animation by McGraw Hill clearly explains the Hcl production process.