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heartburn

Men's Health
August 6, 2020

Men: Don’t ignore these 5 symptoms!

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com If you’re a man, chances are that you use a simple three-level medical system: broken bones or massive wounds mean a trip to the hospital, blood in your urine will get you to the GP, and for the rest: it’ll just go away. For the most part, this isn’t a bad system, but there are some common symptoms which could indicate something more serious. And if these come up again and again, visit your doctor to make sure there’s no underlying issue. Heartburn If this happens once in a while after you’ve over-indulged at the table,…
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Gut & digestion
August 7, 2019

Do you struggle with heartburn? Avoid these foods

Heartburn is an extremely uncomfortable experience which affects thousands of people each day. Symptoms can range from burning in the chest to a sour acidic taste in the back of your throat. To keep acid reflux at bay, avoid the following triggers
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Gut & digestion
September 18, 2018

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

Millions of adults suffer from heartburn. Although many of us brush off these symptoms as “nothing to worry about,” you may be at risk of GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when the acid in your stomach frequently flows back into the tube, which connects your mouth and stomach (oesophagus). The backwash of the acid (acid reflux) irritates the lining of the oesophagus, causing different uncomfortable symptoms. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, approximately 1 out of 3 people suffer from GERD and symptoms range from moderate to severe. Usually, GERD can be managed and treated with lifestyle changes and…
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Gut & digestion
August 9, 2018

Over-the-counter meds to get rid of heartburn

You’ve just eaten a delicious meal. Instead of feeling satisfied though, you have that familiar uncomfortable sensation of heartburn. Ugh! Heartburn, also known as pyrosis, is a burning feeling in your chest. It happens when stomach acid flows back up the oesophagus (the tube that carries food and fluids from the mouth to the stomach). This is usually because the sphincter (a band of muscle around the end of the oesophagus, that keeps it closed off) weakens, or doesn’t function properly. A bitter or sour taste in your throat or mouth is a common symptom when this happens. Different lifestyle…
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Gut & digestion
July 28, 2017

Is your heartburn medication harming you?

It’s easy to turn to your trusty antacid whenever heartburn kicks in, but relying on these popular pills may be hurting your health. Studies show that long-term use of certain heart burn medication, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can increase your risk for: Kidney damage Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine discovered that taking PPIs for long periods can put you at risk of serious kidney damage, even if you have no history of kidney problems.. According to Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, the senior author of the study, kidney problems can develop silently and gradually over time, impairing kidney…
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Gut & digestion
May 22, 2016

How to get a grip on heartburn

The ageing process has its positives and negatives: on one side, you know so much more than you knew a decade ago worry less about other’s opinions. On the other side, you have to deal with more health-related challenges, with heartburn as one of the most common complaints. (more…)
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Gut & digestion
October 7, 2015

2 Ways to beat heartburn

Have you ever had that terrible and unpleasant burning feeling in your chest? That could be indigestion, also known as heartburn, and affects more people than you realise. The good news is, the causes are well-known and there are plenty of ways to treat and prevent indigestion from happening again. Ways to get heartburn 1. Any acidic foods Any food that contains a lot of acid, like oranges and lemons, causes the acid level in your stomach to increase. If you have too much, that acid will rise into your oesophagus (or throat) causing a burning and uncomfortable pain in…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
March 23, 2015

Why do I have stomach pain?

Not again! Where is this pain in my stomach coming from? Do stomach cramps hit you when you least expect them? There are some obvious causes for stomach cramps, like the tummy bug or food poisoning, but what about unexpected causes? Here are 5 reasons that might be behind your mysterious pain. (more…)
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