Throughout pregnancy your body goes through a lot of changes, both physical and hormonal. While some of these changes are visible, others are not and can affect you in ways you might not have expected.
The weekend is a time to forget about the stresses of work and relax, spend time with your loved ones and do things that you enjoy doing, and sometimes that means indulging yourselves a little - it is the weekend after all.
When a woman becomes pregnant, heartburn and indigestion can suddenly become a problem for her, even if she has never experienced it before. Did you know that indigestion is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy with as many as 80% of women experiencing it ?
The festive period is a time best spent with your family and friends, enjoying time together and being spoilt with an abundance of lovely foods and drinks. As this time of year is very well known for being overindulgent, it makes it one of the hardest times of the year to stick to a healthy eating plan
Life can often be very busy. Whether you are a full time mum or a nine ‘till five office worker in the city, there are so many different things that need doing every single day. For some, there are so many things, in fact, that there is hardly time to squeeze in eating.
That one day a year when your birthday rolls around, you might think it’s a good excuse to get out of your usual routines and do (and eat) exactly what you want to. Whilst a birthday can be a very exciting day, your digestive system might not be so pleased for it to arrive.
Without food, we simply wouldn’t be able to survive. It gives us energy to do things and allows us to supply our body with the vitamins and nutrients that it needs to grow and repair; whilst this is true, many of us turn to food for reasons other than fuel.
Whilst a small amount of stress can be good and help to push you to do something, life in this day and age can be too stressful for some. Whether you are old or young, many people feel the effects of stress.
Suffering throughout the night when you have heartburn and indigestion can not only be painful but an annoyance as well - you should be getting a good sleep for the day ahead but the pain itself is hindering it.
Do you sometimes skip breakfast? Do you eat late at night and just before you go to bed? Do you sometimes not even have any dinner at all? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you could be one of many people who are irregular eaters.
So many of us love our spicy foods. What will you eat this week? Chilli con carne? Chorizo sausages? Perhaps a vindaloo? What we don't love though, is heartburn
You probably already know that our stomachs contain acid. But let's have a closer look at the role of the stomach and stomach acid in the digestive process, and how excess acid can potentially be the cause of a health-related problem.
Heartburn and indigestion are closely associated. That's because these conditions result from problems involving stomach acid. As a result, although the symptoms of the two conditions may differ, the remedies used to treat them are often the same.
Have you been suffering from heartburn or indigestion during the night or in the morning? If so, it could be a good idea to get yourself into a new night-time routine, which may help avoid the pain and discomfort of these conditions.
Firstly, be assured that stress isn't an illness in itself, but can lead to health concerns if not addressed. Thankfully, it's an aspect of our lives that can be managed.
Feeding your baby can be a real pleasure. Whether you are breastfeeding or formula feeding, there's nothing like the togetherness and intimacy that feeding times bring.
Many of us are stressed from time to time. The demands of work and family life, either separately or together, can overwhelm us. Defined simply, stress is when you feel under too much pressure emotionally or mentally and you feel less able to cope.
In this article we'll look at what heartburn is and why it occurs. Many people wonder how long heartburn may last and whether it will have any effect on their future health. So, we will also address the long term effects of heartburn. First of all though, let's remind ourselves...
Most of us simply can't wait for the summer to arrive. Children love the long holiday and so do their parents. However, looking after the family 24/7 for such a long period can have its challenges and may not always be without a bit of added stress.
In this article we'll look at the relationship between heartburn and exercise. Can the two be linked?
Here's a subject we hear about all the time. Whether you love it or hate it, junk food is available everywhere; from stores and restaurants to your local chip shop and kebab van. For children and adults alike, it can be a tempting, simple and often cheap way to eat.
Let's say you’ve been suffering from heartburn and / or indigestion. There are some home remedies, such as baking soda in water, or natural remedies such as aloe or slippery elm. If you have tried these or heartburn and indigestion medicines from your pharmacy, yet find that you’re still suffering, what do you do next? Here are a few questions you may want to think about asking, things you should mention to your doctor and some of the potential responses you’ll receive.
Macronutrients - or simply macros - are nutrients that provide us with a lot of calories or energy. The word "macro" means large, so we need large amounts of them to meet our energy demands. The question is - do they have any effect on our digestion?
As the seasons change, our sleep patterns and ability to get to sleep are affected. Suffering from heartburn and indigestion at night can bring another factor into play. We're going to look at how you may get better sleep throughout the year and share some heartburn and indigestion remedies should you encounter these conditions.
Have you ever left for work in the morning, already feeling the signs of indigestion? Or perhaps it happens often, and you worry about it happening every day?
Most of us look forward to the summer months. Not least for excuses to fire up the barbeque, or to cool down with summer ice creams. But some of the foods we eat in this season may not always be the most suitable if you suffer the stomach acid related conditions- heartburn or indigestion.
Women who have heartburn in pregnancy have babies with more hair. Ever heard that myth? Or is it even a myth at all?
Reflux, also known as acid reflux, is a process that is associated with heartburn. If stomach acid ’refluxes’ or comes up out of the stomach into the oesophagus (food pipe) and irritates the sensitive lining, pain (heartburn) can result.
In this article we look at what happens if you eat too much or too little and how it may affect those susceptible to acid reflux and heartburn. What it all comes down to is stomach acid: how much we have, and how it’s behaving. But first let's consider why we have acid in our stomachs in the first place.
Everyone loves to get a good night's sleep. Waking up refreshed helps us to be better prepared for the day ahead. There are however, many reasons why we may not sleep, from emotional reasons, like anxiety, to physical problems such as heartburn. Whatever the reason is, sleeping poorly is a very common problem:
Around 75% of all pregnant women suffer heartburn by the third trimester of their pregnancy.1 Apart from causing the pain associated with heartburn, there should be no other ill effect to either you or your baby. There are two main reasons for this condition however – hormonal changes and the growing baby.
Gaviscon Double Action tablets/liquid/liquid sachets & Gaviscon Original/Liquid Sachets for heartburn and indigestion. Always read the label. If symptoms are severe or prolonged you should consult a doctor or pharmacist. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy.