Medication

Why and How Antacids Work in Case of Heartburn

how and why antacids work for heartburn

Heartburn is a painful burning sensation experienced in the chest area or upper stomach due to the reflux of acid in the oesophagus. Contrary to its name, it has nothing to do with heart and is caused due to the relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) muscle which in turn is triggered usually by poor diet and lifestyle, though there might be other reasons possible for its malfunction. Heartburn […]

Bromelain and Heartburn – Does it Help?

Bromelain-and-Heartburn

Heartburn is a painful burning sensation, experienced in the chest area due to the reflux of acid and other stomach contents in the oesophagus. This reflux, triggered usually by poor diet and lifestyle is caused by the relaxation or reduction in pressure of lower oesophageal sphincter. Heartburn is a common physiological condition, experienced occasionally by most adults but its ignorance can lead to a severe form known as gastro oesophageal […]

Melatonin and Heartburn – How it Helps?

Melatonin and heartburn

Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in the chest due to the inflammation and acid reflux from stomach to oesophagus. It occurs because the lower oesophageal sphincter or LES muscle pressure decreases or it relaxes, giving way for the backflow of stomach contents. The physiological reasons for acid reflux are poor diet and lifestyle but there can be other reasons too. Heartburn is a very common gastrointestinal tract disorder and […]