The researchers noted who had used PPIs, Zantac-type heartburn
drugs, or neither type of medication.
The two antacids act fast to effectively neutralise excess acid in the stomach, while the extra reflux suppressant works by quickly forming a protective coating on top of the stomach contents to prevent acid rising back up the oesophagus (food pipe) and causing heartburn
You develop heartburn
indigestion because your stomach produces too much acid and the symptoms are burning sensation and pain from the middle of the chest to the throat.
Highlighting the general complications of long term untreated heartburn
, the experts said that it can cause inflammation of the esophagus, esophageal ulcer/narrowing and Barretts esophagus which can lead to cancer of esophagus.
According to previous research, approximately 24 per cent of the population is suffering from heartburn
necessitating awareness about this disease among the Pakistani population.
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can leave people feeling they have no control over the condition," notes Helen Boardman, a pharmacist and lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at Nottingham University.
A national campaign urging people to visit their doctor if they have heartburn
, which first ran as a pilot scheme in the North East last year, will be launched this week.
This holiday season don't be the person passing up delicious foods or suffering in regret when heartburn
or Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) as it is medically referred to was one of the topics during a community health lecture at the Ismaili Centre organised by the Dubai Representative Office of The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi on September 8, 2012.
often is caused by reflux or backwash of acid from the stomach up into the esophagus, which is the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach.
The launch of Prevacid24HR for the treatment of frequent heartburn
is a milestone in the over-the-counter medicine category, expanding the treatment choices for the millions of adults who suffer from frequent heartburn
," says Dirk Van de Put, global head, over the counter business unit for Novartis.