Heartburn & indigestion
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Most people will get heartburn or indigestion at some point. Usually, it isn’t a sign of anything serious. However, if your indigestion is a regular occurance, you may want to see your GP. You should also consult your doctor if indigestion is accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Severe pain
- Weight loss
- Difficulty swallowing
- Regular sickness
- Blood in your sick or poo
- A lump in the stomach
Of course, most cases of indigestion aren’t serious. You would expect mild symptoms, such as:
- Belching or breaking wind
- A burning feeling in the chest
- Feeling sick
- Bringing up bitter-tasting fluid
The burning feeling’s caused by acid from the stomach coming up the throat. This is heartburn.
Relieving symptoms of indigestion
You may find that certain foods trigger indigestion. Cutting down on or avoiding these foods can help your symptoms. Common triggers of indigestion include:
- Spicy foods
- Fatty foods
- High caffeine drinks
You should also prop your head up with a pillow in bed and maintain a healthy weight to help symptoms. If your indigestion causes pain, avoid aspirin or ibuprofen. These can make indigestion worse. As well as these lifestyle options, there are many remedies available without prescription for indigestion and heartburn.
Indigestion remedies from Rightdose
At Rightdose, we supply a wide range of remedies for the symptoms of indigestion. These include liquids, which can coat the throat - giving instant relief to the symptoms of heartburn. Tablets will help ease the cramping that often comes with indigestion. You’ll be able to get heartburn and indigestion remedies from Rightdose quickly and easily, whatever remedy’s right for you.
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