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How is heartburn treated?

Many people treat these symptoms on their own using medications available in pharmacies, and these medications may help relieve your problem in the short term, especially if the symptoms are mild and infrequent. But it is not sufficient if the symptoms are severe, recurrent, or persist for a long time.

 

 

Constant discomfort and suffering from esophageal reflux symptoms is undesirable, and at the same time not taking appropriate steps for treatment will lead to the problem becoming worse. Therefore, you must take the following steps:

 

 

The first step:

 

 

Eat small, balanced meals (4-5 snacks). Do not skip any meal time or eat one or two large meals a day. Do not eat right before bedtime.

 

 

Do not lie down for 2-3 hours after eating.

 

 

Avoid foods that cause the problem, such as chocolate, spicy foods, coffee, tea, orange and lemon juices, and cola drinks.

 

 

Quit smoking, although this is difficult, reducing the amount reduces or eliminates the symptoms.

 

 

Try to lose weight. You will feel much better

 

 

Raise the head of the bed by 15 cm using wooden boards. In this case, the esophagus can easily get rid of the food and acid in it with the help of gravity. Lying down immediately after meals, especially in the evening, causes heartburn.

 

 

Avoid taking medications as much as possible. Ask your doctor if any of the medications you are taking may worsen your symptoms.

 

Warning: Do not stop taking any medication before consulting your physician

 

 

Step 2 – Treatment with medications:

 

If you do not feel better after taking the previous measures, it is time to consult your doctor. He may advise you whether or not to move to the second step.

 

 

And what can medications that eliminate one’s reflux symptoms do?

 

 

Relieves your symptoms.

 

 

It cures the illness causing these symptoms.

 

 

Gastrointestinal motility return to normal.

 

 

 

 

Your doctor may prescribe one of the following medications for you:

 

 

Medicines that reduce stomach acidity, which reduce the feeling of heartburn within 4-8 weeks. But you should know that the problem may reappear again within 6 months or a year, and then you will need to return to the doctor again for a new prescription for eight weeks.

 

 

Medicines that restore the motility of the digestive system to normal, a group called “digestive motility stimulants” that work to strengthen the muscles of the esophageal valve and return the peristaltic movement of the esophagus to normal and thus food and acid flow in the correct direction downward. As the passage of food and acid through the esophagus and stomach increases, the symptoms disappear and the ulcers heal. Regular use of these medications improves your heartburn sensation within 4-8 weeks.

 

 

Medicines that protect the walls of the esophagus with a lining to protect it from stomach acid

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