Wellness and health

Welcome to the Gaviscon blog. Here we share tips on combating heartburn and indigestion, and the product(s) you need for your symptoms.

Your treatment for frequent heartburn

If you feel pain in the middle of your chest, experience acid reflux and other heartburn symptoms twice a week or more, you may have frequent heartburn.

Heartburn and acid reflux are unpleasant enough, but when it’s more frequent it can stop you getting on with your day-to-day life. It's important that you find the right treatment for long-lasting relief, to help you keep doing what you love.

Treatment for frequent Heartburn

Feeling a burning pain in your chest, throat, stomach and experiencing bad reflux? If you’re suffering twice a week or more, you could be suffering from frequent heartburn.

To help you understand and ease your symptoms, we’ll start by looking at what’s causing your heartburn and the symptoms, to keep you doing what you love.

The relationship between smoking and heartburn

Heartburn isn't pleasant, and it is not just alcohol and fatty foods that can trigger a bout. Smokers may be prone to heartburn.

The stomach has a valve that prevents stomach acid from travelling upwards into the gullet. If this valve isn’t tight enough you may experience acid reflux otherwise known as heartburn. Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat (acid reflux).

Is Comfort Food giving you discomfort?

We all get an urge for some hearty comfort food to warm our stomachs.
There's always plenty of delicious food and drinks available to tempt you. These indulgent treats can leave our bodies feeling a little below par come Monday.

It can make us feel uncomfortable when the wrong foods are combined or paired with alcohol, leaving us with the effects of heartburn and indigestion. We’ve put together some tips, so you can enjoy more of the good stuff, but remember, moderation is key.

Heartburn & Indigestion: Treatment Options

When you're suffering with heartburn and indigestion you want to relieve your symptoms quickly.

Here you'll learn the differences in antacids and alginates, and even more importantly see how you can help get rid of pain caused by heartburn and indigestion for longer.

Burning in your chest? It could be heartburn

Feeling a burning pain in your chest, a sour taste in your mouth, bloating after eating and lying down?

Heartburn is extremely common, according to guts charity it affects up to 25% of UK adults.