What will you eat this week? Chilli con Carne? Chorizo sausages? Perhaps a vindaloo? What we don't love though, is heartburn. And while this isn't an inevitable consequence of eating spicy foods, it's certainly possible. But why?
We know that heartburn is very closely associated with spicy foods. But as to the reason why there are various possibilities:
If eating any type of spicy foods results in you getting heartburn, then you'll already be aware of what to avoid. However, spicy foods that include the following ingredients may be of particular concern as triggers of heartburn:
The best way to avoid spicy foods, particularly those with known potential heartburn triggers, is to check the ingredients on the packaging first. But if you're eating out, you may need to ask restaurant staff or the chef - or even your host if you're at a friend's dinner party. And should you feel heartburn coming on whilst eating, it's advisable to stop or at least pause for a while. Prevention is surely preferable to suffering heartburn and then needing to treat it, especially if you're dining out.
But perhaps you've recently been affected by heartburn for the first time. Or maybe you suffered because you were not sure if your meal would affect you or not.
Whatever the situation, if there's a next time, at least you can rely on some fast relief with Gaviscon.
Whenever you need heartburn or indigestion relief, Gaviscon gets to work instantly to create a physical barrier to acid in the form of a protective layer on top of the stomach contents. This helps to stop acid passing up the oesophagus (gullet or food pipe) where it could otherwise irritate the lining of the oesophagus and cause the hot pain of heartburn. It also lasts upto 2X longer vs. Ordinary antacids
Enjoy your food. But if it's spicy - remember past experiences and be careful about what you eat.
All information presented is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Gaviscon for Heartburn & Indigestion. Always read the label. If symptoms are severe or prolonged you should consult a doctor or pharmacist. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Article published January 1st, 2020