Acidity occurs when the gastric glands in the stomach produce an overabundance of acid and the kidneys cannot get rid of it. It usually comes with heartburn, reflux, and indigestion. Typically, acidity is caused by consuming extra spicy food, coffee, overeating, and having a low-fiber diet.

Some of the common causes of acidity include:

  • Eating foods containing excessive amounts of chilies, pepper, vinegar, and paprika
  • Deep fried and oily foods Excessive intake of caffeine in the form of tea, coffee, and chocolate
  • High intake of table salt Diet low in fiber Overeating or eating at irregular intervals
  • Unhealthy habits, like lying down just after eating just before strenuous physical exercise
  • Frequent smoking Excessive intake of alcohol, soda, or carbonated drinks Lack of sleep Lack of physical activity


Heartburn a burning sensation in the chest. This feeling can last for a few minutes to several hours. Regurgitation ome people with acidity may experience regurgitation. It is a feeling in which the person may feel liquid undigested food, bile, or stomach acid moving up and down in the throat. Sour taste in the mouth Another common symptom of stomach ailments, a sour taste in the mouth, is also a symptom of acidity. It happens when food, along with stomach acid and bile, rises up to the back of your throat, causing a bitter taste. This usually happens along with regurgitation. Indigestion Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, can also be a key sign of acidity and other digestive problems. It can lead to a feeling of discomfort and a burning sensation in the upper middle part of the stomach.