How To Stop Heartburn

If you’re one of the 25% of the U.K population who has experienced acid reflux or heartburn at some point in their lives, then you will want to know how to stop heartburn as it can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms as well as disruption to everyday life. If you’re wondering how to stop acid reflux, and the symptoms associated with it, namely, heartburn, then read on to find out more. Furthermore, we will run you through just how easy it is to order life-changing medication, direct to your door.

What Is Heartburn And Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux occurs when acid from the stomach travels in an upwards direction towards the oesophagus, facilitating tissue irritation. This causes one of the more unpleasant symptoms of the condition, which is described as a burning feeling behind the breastbone and can make the sufferer feel very uncomfortable and is more commonly known as heartburn.

Other symptoms of acid reflux include:

  • Regurgitation of food
  • A sour acidic taste in the mouth
  • An upset stomach
  • Hiccups

Other symptoms relating to indigestion include:

  • A sensation of fullness
  • Bloating
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Belching
  • Flatulence

If you suffer from acid reflux and heartburn, you may well find that your symptoms are worse after meals, or when you are lying down or bending over.

What Are The Causes Of Heartburn And Acid Reflux?

It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly why heartburn and acid reflux happen, but one of the causes is due to weakness in the oesophageal sphincter which allows stomach acid to escape into the oesophagus. A hiatus hernia, where part of your stomach moves into your chest area, can also cause acid reflux followed by heartburn.

It can also happen after you have eaten spicy or fatty foods, including chocolate, or had coffee or alcohol to drink. Being overweight, smoking, pregnancy and stress can also trigger acid reflux and heartburn.

What different treatments are available?

Fortunately, there are a number of different treatments available to tackle this unpleasant condition. Some of these are as simple as making small changes to your lifestyle, such as avoiding food and drink that can bring on an attack, losing weight, stopping smoking, reducing stress, eating smaller meals more frequently and avoiding eating just before bedtime. You can also raise the head end of your bed by 10 to 20 cm so that stomach acid can’t travel upwards and make you uncomfortable. Unfortunately, sometimes these methods aren’t enough. Thankfully, we have a number of different medications that can help you with acid reflux and its associated symptoms.

Proton pump inhibitors such as Pantoprazole, Lansoprazole and Omeprazole stop enzymes in the stomach lining from producing excessive acid and are particularly effective at treating acid reflux.

How Can I Obtain Medication For Heartburn And Acid Reflux?

Here at PostMyMeds, we stock a comprehensive range of medication to alleviate heartburn and acid reflux in three simple steps. First, select your treatment, secondly, complete an online medical assessment and then finally, complete your online checkout to receive your desired medication securely straight to your door.

If you would like to contact us regarding treatment, or if you like more information on how to stop heartburn please call on 020 8894 6080, or you can use our contact us page.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Apr 08, 2019 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed May 15, 2019 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm