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 or salty 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. But we understand how disruptive it can be, which is why we’ve identified foods that are best to avoid.
Which food cause heartburn?
- Fried and greasy foods
- Eating too much
- Eating too quickly
- Fatty meats and dairy products
- Alcohol, caffeinated drinks, and spicy food, which can all also cause the sphincter valve to open.
Stress and excess weight are also contributing factors, so observing a careful diet and getting plenty of exercise will likely help. That said, you don’t have to put your life on hold because of heartburn—we’re here to help.
To stop acid from rising up and causing irritation, Gaviscon products use sodium alginate, a viscous formulation that forms a protective barrier in the stomach. Gaviscon products also contain antacids, which turn excess acid into water.
By combining the two, you enjoy soothing relief, thereby taking your life off pause.
Dosage: Take 10–20ml (Gaviscon Double Action) after meals and at bedtime. Consider one teaspoon to equal 5ml.
For children 12 years and over: Take 5–10ml (one to two 5ml spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime, up to four times a day (Gaviscon Peppermint).
All information presented is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. If symptoms are severe or prolonged you should consult a doctor or pharmacist. Always read the label.