What are the Best ways to Treat Heartburn?

Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat, it is also sometimes called Acid Reflux.  If it happens a lot and becomes a persistent problem then it is described as GORD – Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease. There are very effective heartburn medications available in both liquid and tablet form to help manage this unpleasant condition and Pharmacy Planet stock a comprehensive selection of pharmacy and GP approved remedies.  You can buy Lansoprazole capsules online in the UK or for customers who want to buy Esomeprazole tablets online then we sell these as well.

What causes heartburn
Lots of people get heartburn from time to time and it is one of those conditions which has multiple triggers which can either initiate it or make existing heartburn worse, these include:-

  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy because the baby can push up on the stomach
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Certain foods such as coffee, tomatoes which are well-known for being acidic, alcohol, chocolate or sweet foods, fatty and spicy foods
  • Some medicines like Ibuprofen
  • A hiatus hernia which is when part of the stomach moves up into the chest

Lifestyle changes
Lifestyle changes can make a real difference if you suffer from heartburn.

  • Altering your diet to remove the known problem foods
  • Quitting smoking
  • Losing weight
  • Managing mental health problems
  • Eating the largest meal of the day at lunchtime
  • Not eating after 8 pm
  • Eating smaller more frequent meals
  • Remaining upright after eating
  • Raising the end of the bed by 10 cm to 20 cm and putting something under the mattress so that the head and chest are above the level of the waist as you sleep – this can physically prevent the stomach acid travelling up towards the throat

Despite lifestyle adjustments, some people still suffer from heartburn or due to other health conditions, they may not be able to make alterations to help ease the problem.  Fortunately, there are heartburn medications and Acid Reflux tablets and liquids which can provide pretty much instant relief from this unpleasant condition even if you are out and about.  These products all fall under the banner of Gastrointestinal medication and are available over the counter from your pharmacy.  Persistent heartburn that does not respond to treatment or lifestyle adjustments should be investigated by your doctor as there could be another underlying cause.

If you suffer from heartburn then you can buy Lansoprazole capsules online in the UK and you can also buy Esomeprazole tablets online for those people who prefer this treatment.  For all your heartburn and acid reflux medication, visit our website Pharmacy Planet