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  • How do antacids work?

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  • When we eat food, our stomach secretes hydrochloric acid.

  • This acid helps to digest food.

  • However, sometimes when excess acid is produced.

  • It rises from the stomach and reaches the esophagus or throat causing acidity or heartburn.

  • Now, in order to neutralize the acid, we take an antacid.

  • Antacids work on a simple chemistry principle, acid plus alkali produces salt and water.

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  • Antacids contain alkalis like calcium carbonate or aluminum hydroxide.

  • When we take an antacid, the alkali reacts with the hydrochloric acid present in our throat.

  • Stomach forming salt and water, and thus, neutralizing the acid.

  • In this way, antacids give us relief from heartburn or acidity.

How do antacids work?

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