Heartburn: What really helps

Heartburn is a sharp pain that rises mostly from the pit of the stomach towards the sternum. Cause the contents of the stomach that enters the esophagus is. Since this has no protection against the aggressive stomach acid can lead to cramp-like pain. Some people are particularly vulnerable to this. What helps you, explains pharmacist Christopher Gulde.

"The most common causes for the heartburn heavy, sharp and hectic to eat a lot of coffee and nicotine. Who stressed in a short break and something Greasy to eat and with a coffee rinse, so it will be sufficient for a cigarette, you will probably Burp after that, under acidic or suffer from heartburn," Gulde, Vice President of the state pharmacists Association of Baden-Württemberg said.

Such patients, the pharmacist recommends to pay attention to an easily digestible diet and prefer to take five small meals a day rather than two to three large. "This relieves the stomach and reduces irritation. And one more tip: avoid carbonated drinks, because they lead in addition to Belching. It is better, if you still water or herbal teas trinken", so Gulde more.

Also medications such as pain relievers with the active ingredients Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, acetylsalicylic acid and pharmaceutical products containing essential Oils, can lead to stomach pain and heartburn. Here, the pharmacist recommends the short-term intake of so-called antacids that excess stomach acid is neutralize. Also acid blockers, which inhibit the secretion of gastric acid in the stomach to remedy the situation.

Not to let the nagging heartburn despite Diet and short-term self-medication, advises Gulde to a medical evaluation by a doctor. Because even a not well-functioning muscle on the Stomach can cause stomach contents from flowing back into the esophagus.

LAV Baden-Württemberg/NK

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