You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
Before I was diagnosed with GERD, I experienced chronic bouts of heartburn off and on. But it wasn't until my heartburn started waking me up in the middle of the night that I began to suspect it was a symptom of a more serious condition. I ha... Read more
I remember clearly the first time I realized that my heartburn was probably a symptom of a more serious condition. I was sitting at my desk at work sipping on a cup of coffee, trying to wake up, when I felt a searing pain in my chest. It was as if th... Read more
Whether you're vacationing or going on a business trip, traveling can be a prime trigger for aggravating your GERD/heartburn symptoms. What with the disruption of your regular routine, bigger meals, unfamiliar foods and sporadic eating schedule,... Read more
Medications can either be your best friend or a big nuisance when you suffer from heartburn. While antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums) provide immediate relief for acid reflux, there are several common medications you might take for other he... Read more
I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to relieve stress that won't stress me out? SOmetimes it stresses me out to think about how I HAVE TO WORK OUT. Although, I feel better after I do... I need some new ideas... Read more
Has anyone taken a spirulina supplement and noticed heartburn symptoms? I have been noticing slight heartburn symptoms lately and I am on a generic version of prilosec already. The only recent changes (other than stress) has been that I started tak... Read more
Hi..I'm new to SP, been tracking for about two weeks now... I'm 64. My husband has recently been diagnosed with dementia. He also is an insulin-dependent diabetic and has a rare form of pneumonia (called BOOP). I don't leave the house unless he is... Read more
The lining of the stomach secretes acids that are used to help digest foods. The acid becomes concentrated if you do not eat for long periods. Obesity, coffee, cirtus drinks, alcohol and even some meds can cause heartburn. Even minty toothpaste can c... Read more
Backache? Upset stomach? Before you hit the pharmacy or your medicine cabinet, discover which pain relievers are worth reaching for in this guide.Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium and AspirinHow they work: ... Read more
Heartburn is a serious condition, and living with it takes a toll on you. But staying informed about what causes it, how to treat it and when it may be more than just indigestion can be helpful when it comes to managing discomfort.1. Heartburn isn&rs... Read more
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