Is Your Body Dangerously Acidic?

Are you often suffering from headaches, colds, allergies, rashes, and sometimes you felt dehydrated all of a sudden? Does your mood drastically changes for some reasons and you become irritable of having a dry skin and dandruffs on your hair? Maybe you are wondering how these changes in our body takes place suddenly and not knowing the causes of these symptoms. Medical professionals and health experts have an explanation for this; it is due to too much acidity in our body.

About 2/3 of the human body is fluid or composed of liquid substances like water and blood. These fluids are essentials on the normal growth and recovery of the cells of our body. If there’s irregularity on these fluids because of chemical imbalance, it will cause some bad reactions through our cells and will affect to a large extent on its normal function. To give you a much clearer view, the tissues and important organs of our body are mainly composed of cells. Cancer, one of the most contagious diseases at the present time, is mainly caused by abnormalities on human cells. And the main reason that triggers these aberrations is that our body becomes more acidic than the normal state it should be.

Our body’s immune system works less effective if the acid inside our body is more than the normal level. This makes us to be more prone to illnesses like flu, arthritis, osteoporosis, ulcers, and many more. On the contrary, there’s misconception about acids and mostly because in the sense that we often know about its destructive qualities. But do you know that Vitamin C is a kind of acid? Ascorbic acid is the generic name of Vitamin C and used as an essential nutrient to improve our body’s immune system. Let’s give you more information about the importance of acids in our body.

Acids are vital in our body like the amino acids and fatty acids which plays an important role in the growth and repair of body tissues. Hydrochloric acids in our stomach helps in the digestion of the foods we eat while nucleic acids are essential in the manufacturing of DNA and RNA of human genes. And also, carbonic acids are aid in the pH balance in our body.

And speaking of pH balance, it is highly imperative for us to know the importance of pH in determining the acidity in our body. pH stands for “potential of Hydrogen” and is used as a rating system in verifying the acidity and alkalinity of liquids. The presence of hydrogen ions indicates the pH value of a liquid and has a scale of 0 to 14. The normal pH value is 7, any values below the normal indicate acidity and higher values denote alkalinity of the liquid. In a logical sense, pure water with no other substances or solutions applied has a pH value of 7. Human blood is generally basic (not acidic and less alkaline) and has a pH value of 7.3 – 7.4, meaning in case there’s a sudden change on its required pH value will result to poor health and even death if not treated immediately. In medical terms, the increased acidity in blood is called “acidosis”.
Now that you have an idea of how acidity is being measured in a liquid, it will now be easy on your part on how you will maintain a good balance of pH to overcome the possibility of built-up of cell disorders that usually results to chronic diseases. That’s why many doctors advise us to maintain the normal acid level of our body with healthy regiments like eating a balanced diet, taking up vitamins and supplements, and a frequent exercise.

Moreover, our body is so complex that it can produce natural acids as neutralizers just like the amino, nucleic, and hydrochloric acids that were mentioned earlier. Nevertheless, not all the time that our body can do its normal work due to improper hygiene and bad eating habits. Some of us don’t know the fact that we are the one responsible of the build-up of too much acidity in our body because of lack of knowledge about pH balance. Here are some ways on how you will test the acidity in your body.

The use of pH level test strips is one way to measure the acidity in our body by using our saliva or urine. It is an easy-to-use test kit and you can get the results right away. You can purchase this test kit at any drug stores in your area. On the other hand, a physician can also test your body’s acidity and a frequent health check up can detect early signs of acidosis.
We should be cautious on the foods we eat and most of the times we are not aware that it contains elements that can cause too much acidity in our body. According to health experts, the best way to neutralize too many acids in our body is having a diet with alkalizing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Alkalinity is important as it gets rid of the excess acids in our body. And lastly, prevention is better than cure, so have a healthy life to keep away from these worries.

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