What is Heartburn?
Heartburn, also known as acid reflux, is a burning pain in the chest or throat that comes on when acid from the stomach escapes and rises up into your oesophagus. Not cool.
WHAT CAUSES HEARTBURN?
Heartburn can happen for lots of different reasons, like having a weak opening to the oesophagus, or other dietary and lifestyle factors. That includes the types of food and drink that you have, and how quickly you eat them, as well as what time of day this is all happening.
It can also be caused by other factors, like being stressed out or eating too soon before you go to bed.
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HOW GAVISCON CAN HELP
Gaviscon Double Action gets to work instantly. It neutralizes that unwanted excess acid in your stomach while forming a protective barrier, or raft, on the top of your stomach contents. This physical barrier helps to keep stomach contents and the acid in place. Nice one.
Gaviscon Double Action can provide effective, long-lasting relief. In fact, Gaviscon lasts up to twice as long as antacids.
When to see a doctor?
Heartburn doesn’t need to be a constant problem in your life. If you feel that your symptoms aren’t improving, book an appointment with your GP, or see your pharmacist.
What is Indigestion?
Many people will experience indigestion at some point in their life, normally right after eating or drinking.
It is caused by acid breaking down the protective lining of the stomach wall which causes irritation and soreness. You can feel bloated or uncomfortably full, as well as having nausea or loss of appetite.
The most common causes are what- and how- you eat and drink. Eating too much or too quickly, or mixing fatty food and alcohol are all catalysts for indigestion.