What is Heartburn?
Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, is a common condition that affects millions of people. It can last for a few minutes or a few hours, and is described as a burning or painful feeling in the chest. It often strikes after a meal or at night when lying down.
What triggers heartburn?
At times, gastric acids flow up from your stomach into your esophagus through a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter. This back wash of acid is known as acid reflux. When this occurs, it irritates the sensitive tissue that lines your esophagus. This is what causes the pain and burning in your chest, the bitter taste in your mouth and other heartburn symptoms. Talk to your healthcare professional about all of your symptoms because heartburn symptoms are not always the same.
You're not alone if you suffer from heartburn
Heartburn, or acid indigestion, is a common condition that affects millions of people. Most people describe heartburn as a burning or painful feeling in the chest. Heartburn can last for a few minutes or for hours and often strikes after a meal or at night, when lying down.
An important reminder...
Whatever treatment your healthcare professional recommends or prescribes, be sure to follow some simple precautions. Read all medication labels carefully, and check with your doctor or pharmacist before combining any prescription or non-prescription drugs. If your symptoms persist or worsen, consult your healthcare professional immediately.
Taking Gaviscon® can help stop acid breakthrough fast. Gaviscon® neutralizes stomach acid and forms a barrier to prevent heartburn. For additional information about heartburn and what you can do to prevent it, visit Useful Links