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 can often amplify the problem.
Which foods 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 - and we’re here to help.
To stop acid from rising up and causing irritation, Gaviscon uses sodium alginate, a viscous formulation that forms a protective barrier in the stomach. Gaviscon also contains antacids, which turn excess acid into water.
By combining the two, you enjoy powerful relief, thereby taking your life off pause.
Dosage: Take 10-20 ml (Gaviscon) after meals and at bedtime. Consider one teaspoon to equal 5 ml.
For children 6 to 12 years: take 5-10ml (one to two 5 ml spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime, up to four times a day (Gaviscon).
All information presented is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. If symptoms are severe or prolonged you should consult a doctor. Always read the label.