Nexium Control® could make you forget all about your heartburn. But if you’re interested in some of the causes of heartburn and acid reflux, here’s a little more information.
Frequent heartburn is a common condition that affects one in six adults. If you're unlucky enough to have it, you will know the toll it can take on your life: You can't eat or drink what you want and it can leave you in pain. It often prevents you getting a good night's sleep, leaving you tired at work. Don't let heartburn get the better of you. Control it.
Burning pain in the chest area, the back of your throat or oesophagus.
A bitter hot or unpleasant taste or fluid in the back of the throat or mouth.
A burning pain that wakes you in the night, causing you to feel tired in the daytime.
A general feeling of being unwell.
Many frequent heartburn sufferers become preocuppied with setting off an attack of heartburn and feel this can restrict their enjoyment of life.
It can lead to irritation or frustration over the frequent burning pain, made worse by the tiredness from interrupted sleep.
It can be a sign of something more serious
Rarely, heartburn can be a sign of a more serious medical problem. See your GP if your symptoms do not improve after 14 consecutive days of treatment or if you have any of the following symptoms:
Chest pain with light-headedness, sweating, dizziness or shoulder pain with shortness of breath
Vomiting food or blood
Passing black stools
Weight loss for no apparent reason
Pain or other problems swallowing
Pain or signs of indigestion such as nausea or bloated feeling after eating
You are over 55 and have new or recently changed acid reflux symptoms.
Quick, short term relief that neutralizes the excess acid of occasional heartburn. Multiple doses may be required throughout the day.
Quick, short term relief that forms a barrier in the stomach to block acid. Multiple doses may be required throughout the day.
Intermediate duration relief of heartburn. H2 blockers stop signals to the stomach to produce acid.
One pill offers up to 24 hour protection from heartburn by controlling the proton pumps that produce acid.