Causes & Symptoms
Heartburn usually happens after meals, near bedtime or during the night.
The symptoms of heartburn include:
- A burning sensation in the chest or throat after eating.
- A hot sour tasting fluid in the back of your throat accompanied with difficulty swallowing.
- Pressure behind the breastbone.
- Feeling bloated.
- Needing to burp.
- Feeling sick.
In the majority of cases, heartburn is a natural response to stomach acid. However, certain foods can trigger reflux which results to painful symptoms. Here are the foods which can trigger reflux and are best to avoid.
What can cause heartburn?
- Fried and greasy foods
- Eating too much
- Eating too quickly
- Fatty meats and dairy products
- Alcohol, caffeinated drinks and spicy food
To stop acid from rising up and causing irritation, Gaviscon products use sodium alginate, a viscous formulation that forms a protective barrier on top of the stomach contents. Gaviscon Double Action products also contain antacids, which neutralizes acids.
By combining the two actions, you enjoy powerful relief, thereby taking your life off pause.
Dosage: Take 10-20 ml (1-2 sachets) of Gaviscon Original or 10-20ml (1-2 sachets) of Gaviscon Double Action after meals and at bedtime or 2-4 tablets of either Gaviscon Original or Gaviscon Double Action tablet.
For children 6 to 12 years: take 5-10ml (one to two 5 ml spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime, up to four times a day (Gaviscon Original).
All information presented is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. Always read the label.
Repeatedly suffering from heartburn? Don’t let it put your life on pause.