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  • Don't ignore heartburn, it can lead to oesophageal cancer...
  • If you suffer from heartburn and acid reflux, also referred to as gastro oesophageal reflux disease (or GERD for short), it's important that you read on. Researchers noted a rise in both GERD and oesophageal cancer in the past years. It seems our diet choices and obesity have led to this rise. One of the ways to prevent oesophageal cancer is by treating heartburn. Keep reading to find ... ››› more
  • [27 July 2018]
  • Antacids for heartburn can lead to serious illness...
  • Heartburn is everything but pleasant. The stabbing pain in the chest and fiery sensation in the throat is enough to put a downer on any day. Unfortunately, antacids and heartburn medication have proven less helpful than initially anticipated. The list of side-effects of taking these meds is scary: * Stomach infections - of the serious kind - Clostridium difficile (C. Diff) and Campylobacter... ››› more
  • [26 June 2018]
  • Constipated? Weak muscles? Your antacids may be to blame!
  • If you suffer from regular heartburn, you probably rely on antacids to relieve the pangs in your stomach and bitter taste in your mouth that come after eating a big meal or spicy plate of food. Popping antacids as you need them may seem harmless, but it's actually not… While there's nothing wrong with taking antacids when you have really bad heartburn every now and again, this medication isn'... ››› more
  • [12 February 2018]
  • Three things you had no idea were triggering - or worsening - your heartburn
  • Almost everyone will experience heartburn, characterised by a burning sensation in your chest and a slightly bitter taste in your mouth, at some point in life, according to the National Institutes of Health. So why is it that most people are completely clueless about the condition? Sure, you may know that fatty foods can trigger heartburn, or that spicy foods worsen that burning feeling - but d... ››› more
  • [14 December 2017]
  • Warning: Leaving your heartburn untreated can increase your risk of oesophageal cancer!
  • Over the past couple of years, there's been a huge rise in rates of oesophageal cancer, which is cancer that rises from the oesophagus - the muscular food pipe that runs between the throat and stomach. According to researchers, this surge may be largely due to a lack of awareness about the causes of oesophageal cancer and how to prevent it. However, they've have identified treating heartburn a... ››› more
  • [07 February 2017]
  • The five most common symptoms of a heart attack
  • Heartburn and sharp chest pains can be worrisome and make you think that there's something wrong with your ticker. But guess what? These aren't the only signs of heart attack… In fact, a fairly recent study published in the journal Circulation found that only 30% of women who'd suffered heart attacks experienced chest pain. And the symptoms in women are far subtler than in men. On that not... ››› more
  • [21 October 2016]
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