Spring heartburn: ask your question to the expert
 Spring - the exacerbation of many diseases, including diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and therefore at this time may be concerned about heartburn more often than usual. Burning sensation behind the breastbone, which is sometimes accompanied by belching, heaviness in the stomach, pain in the epigastric region, - all this is it. It can provoke a variety of factors: abundant or fatty foods, spices and spices, alcohol and carbonated beverages, stress, and exercise after eating.

Trying to ease the heartburn attack, many people often resort to the so-called folk remedies: a solution of soda, mint, milk and so on. Often, however, these methods are not only ineffective, but also can cause serious harm to your body. So, soda can really quickly remove the discomfort, but only for a short period of time. Soon heartburn resumes and, most likely, with even greater intensity. Also, the frequent use of the soda is a danger disrupt acid-base balance. Mint and the milk and not relieve an attack of heartburn, moreover, exacerbate it. So it is better not to risk it, and use modern means against heartburn.

Currently available heartburn drugs can be divided into three groups : Suction antacids (eg, Rennie), nonabsorbable antacids (such as Gastal, Maalox, Almagel) and alginate (Gaviscon).

- Preparations of the first group (suction antacids) chemically react with and neutralize gastric acid, hydrochloric acid, relief comes almost immediately. However, as a result of taking these medicines can bounce acid, that is, increased production of stomach acid after the end of medication. The action of these drugs briefly.

- Nonabsorbable antacids adsorb hydrochloric acid, and therefore their effect comes later, but is retained for a longer time. Modern nonabsorbable antacids have a number of additional properties, such as the ability to envelop the mucous.

- Preparations of the third group - alginates - are fundamentally different: getting into the stomach, they form a solid alginate barrier which mechanically prevents heartburn, without disrupting the natural process of digestion.

- Alginate preparations possess additional therapeutic properties envelop the gastric mucosa, adsorbed gases and toxins. They are not only well-cropped heartburn and other unpleasant, including pain, are capable to stimulate repair processes, ie healing.

Since the probability of worsening heartburn spring is very high at this time should be observed Some rules :

• Eat a diet: try to eat small, frequent meals as possible give up carbonated drinks, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, spicy and fatty foods.

• Remember that the occurrence of acid reflux can contribute fresh bread, dairy products with high acidity, salted and pickled vegetables, and therefore, these products should be avoided as much as possible.

• The last meal should be no later than 2 hours before bedtime.

• And of course, make sure that the home medicine cabinet was a safe and effective drug for heartburn, he will quickly deal with the discomforts if necessary.

In addition, it is advisable to consult a doctor: heartburn can be a sign of serious diseases of the digestive tract, such as gastritis or stomach ulcers.

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Author: Julia Gnedina