What does it feel like, what brings it on, and how can you ease the feeling of discomfort? This is Gaviscon's guide to understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment of heartburn.
It’s a common problem created by acid reflux, when some of your stomach contents are forced back into the oesophagus (the tube that carries food down from your mouth).
68% OF PEOPLE SUFFER BOTH HEARTBURN AND INDIGESTION.*
There are often no obvious causes, but it can be brought on by:
HEARTBURN IS MOST COMMON IN THE AFTERNOON OR AFTER DINNER.*
Think you might have heartburn? What should you look out for?
Common heartburn symptoms are:
Still have questions? If so, or if you notice yours are getting worse, please speak to your GP or a pharmacist.
Looking for effective ways to help prevent and treat this common condition?
There are several steps your doctor might recommend to help ease your symptoms:
WHEN SUFFERING FROM THE SYMPTOMS OF HEARTBURN, 60% OF PEOPLE JUST WANT TO FEEL NORMAL AGAIN.*
Gaviscon Double Action gets to work instantly, soothing in just 3 minutes, and lasting for up to 4 hours. It works in two ways:
Alongside lifestyle changes, your pharmacist may recommend taking an antacid and/or alginate.
THE MOST COMMON SECONDARY SYMPTOM TO HEARTBURN IS BELCHING
*Based on survey of 13,831 Heartburn and Indigestion Sufferers from 5 Countries
Article published January 1st, 2020