How to choose a remedy for heartburn

best and worst funds from heartburn.How to deal with heartburn and choose an effective remedy for heartburn.

called heartburn associated with eating a burning sensation in the throat, epigastric or chest that can spread up the esophagus.

Single situational heartburn (violation of diet, stress) in the treatment does not need or easily stoped taking antacids.But more often heartburn is a symptom of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and then its treatment should be included in the complex therapy of the primary disease.

Why is heartburn

Almost all departments gastrointestinal sphincters are divided among themselves, which do not allow the mixing of their contents.For example, esophageal sphincters not permit casting of stomach contents into the esophagus and stomach pyloric sphincter prevents it entering the food from the duodenum.

Violation of sphincters leads to the ingress of the alkali content of the duodenum or the stomach acidic stomach contents into the esophagus, causing irritation of t

he mucous membranes (heartburn), because they can not withstand the aggressive environment of lower GI departments.It should be noted that heartburn occurs more often in the background of the increased acidity of the stomach, but it is possible when it normal and low values.

Heartburn often accompanies esophagitis, duodenal ulcer and gastric, GERD (gastroezofagealnoreflyuksnuyu disease), duodenitis, gastritis, calculous cholecystitis.It often occurs after the imposition of gastro-esophageal or gastrointestinal anastomoses.

What is heartburn

Localization of pain and malfunction of sphincters are distinguished:

  • pharyngeal acid reflux, which is manifested by burning in the throat with both esophageal sphincter weakness;
  • retrosternal heartburn at insufficiency of the lower esophageal sphincter;
  • epigastric heartburn, which is manifested by burning in the stomach when the sphincter weakness pylorus.

effective remedy for heartburn

Treatment of heartburn is best carried out by the following means:

  • Since the overwhelming majority of cases, heartburn is accompanied by increased acidity in the stomach, antacids that alkalized its contents, always effective.Modern antacids are not subject to absorption, so it is safe and well tolerated.
  • Drugs that decrease the production of hydrochloric acid, are also a good remedy for heartburn.However, taking them to better align with the doctor.They are unsafe and have contraindications.
  • as aids for heartburn drugs used pancreatic enzymes, stimulating the regeneration of the mucous, and other adsorbents.

Cases of repeated heartburn or epigastric pain necessarily inform your doctor.

Ineffective remedies for heartburn

baking soda as a remedy for heartburn is contraindicated.As a result of its interaction with hydrochloric acid produces carbon dioxide which causes the expansion of the stomach and leads to repeated release of hydrochloric acid.

Milk contains calcium which activates pepsin and gastric juice increases aggressiveness.

Mint reflexively relaxes smooth muscles (sphincters), which facilitates retrograde throw the digestive tract contents of the lower divisions.

juice of cabbage and potatoes to stimulate gastric secretion.

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