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Understand what your body is going through

What are your symptoms? Indicate on the picture where do you feel discomfort for more information. 

Do you feel any of the following?

  • Burning pain in your chest?
  • Have bitter or acidic taste in your mouth or throat?
  • Have discomfort at night due to burning sensation in the chest?

You might have heartburn

Do you feel any of the following?

  • Pain/discomfort on the top of the stomach?
  • Bloated or uncomfortably full?
  • Nauseous or feel like vomiting?
  • Discomfort associated with belching?

You might have indigestion


When we eat food, our stomach produces acid to help digest it. A meal can stay in the stomach for up to 4 hours. Our stomach has a lining which protects it from the acid. In some cases, the stomach acid rises up into the oesophagus (food pipe) and throat where we don’t have a protective lining, causing a burning sensation in the chest and/or a bitter acidic taste in the mouth or throat. This is Heartburn (also referred to as Acid Reflux) and is a common condition affecting many people. Heartburn can also result in sleepless nights because of the pain and discomfort.


The term “indigestion” encompasses a range of digestive symptoms and is a common problem that affects many people, usually after eating or drinking. It is generally associated with pain or discomfort felt in stomach. It is caused by stomach acid coming in contact with the sensitive, protective lining of the digestive system. The acid breaks down the protective lining, which leads to irritation and soreness.

What triggers Heartburn or Indigestion?

Heartburn and indigestion can tend to have similar triggers. There may be wide range of causes, learn more about these below and how you could avoid them.

The way you eat

  • Eating large meals can cause your stomach to produce too much acid. Physically 'overfilling' the stomach can also create pressure and cause acid to escape.
  • Eating irregularly or too quickly can mean that acid levels in the stomach don't have time to regulate.
  • Eating on the run or just before bedtime can make it easier for acid to escape back up into the oesophagus (food pipe)..

Types of food

  • Fatty foods tend to stay in your stomach for longer because fats are slower to digest.
  • Foods such as chocolate and mint may have a relaxant effect on the sphincter (ring of muscle) at the entrance to the stomach enabling acid to escape back up.

Types of drinks

  • Caffeinated drinks and alcohol tend to increase acidity in your stomach.
  • Citrus juices may also be triggers.


  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy.
  • The baby physically putting pressure on the woman's digestive tract.

Spicy Foods

  • Spicy foods, onions and tomato products.


  • Stressors like fatigue, anxiety, lack of sleep may all cause heartburn as they are draining for the body.
  • Stressors like busy jobs can also cause heartburn and indigestion.

Other triggers

  • Some medicines, such as those for heart problems, asthma and high blood pressure.
  • Being overweight.
  • Wearing tight clothes which can put pressure on your stomach.
  • Smoking can encourage acid production and cause the sphincter to relax.

How Gaviscon Double Action works?

Gaviscon Double Action gets to work instantly and provides long lasting relief:

  • GETS TO WORK INSTANTLY to form a physical barrier in the form of a raft on top of stomach contents IN SECONDS
  • The raft stays on the top stomach contents for as long as a meal, GIVING YOU EFFECTIVE LONG LASTING RELIEF WHEN YOU NEED IT

For detailed information about how Gaviscon Double Action works, watch the video below.

Benefits of Gaviscon Double Action

  • Dual relief from Heartburn and Indigestion
  • Works in as fast as 5 minutes and lasts up to 4 hours
  • Suitable for use in pregnancy

more about heartburn

more about indigestion

lifestyle changes


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