You would be stunned on the cures individuals strive to relieve heartburn. Do not make these similar errors your self. This is a listing of issues NOT to take – and the explanation why.
Do not take common Alka-Seltzer. Although the sodium bicarbonate could neutralize the heartburn for awhile, the aspirin could make it worse. Alka-Seltzer Antacid Aid would not have aspirin in it, so is secure on this regard (however nonetheless excessive in sodium).
Do not take aspirin. In case you missed the above, aspirin can irritate the abdomen and make heartburn worse. Generally it relieves ache for a short while, even abdomen ache, however in the end it’s going to irritate the abdomen and/or esophagus and make heartburn worse.
Do not take ibuprofen or naproxen sodium for a similar cause as aspirin.
Do not take sodium bicarbonate when you’ve got hypertension. Do not elevate your blood strain for the sake of a little bit heartburn.
Do not take a drink of beer or wine (or different alcohol). It is likely to be soothing within the quick run (or extra doubtless not). However in the long term, alcohol will make the issue worse.
Do not drink a glass of orange juice. That is like pouring gasoline on a fireplace – acid on high of acid.
Do not take a nap. The move of abdomen acid is gravity pushed. Mendacity down makes it simpler for the acid to reflux up into your chest.
Do not take a run. Train slows the digestion and the exertion could drive the acid up into your chest.
I am unable to finish this text with out telling you what TO take. For infrequent heartburn, do take an H-2 blocker (ranitidine, famotidine, or cimetidiine) or a PPI (omeprazole or lansoprazole). These are generic names for OTC meds that when had been prescription solely. If you cannot discover them by generic title, ask you pleasant pharmacist. Antacids assist, too. For frequent heartburn, see your physician. You may have an ulcer or critical situation.
Copyright 2010 Cynthia J Koelker MD