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Treat heartburn with appropriate medication for individual, advises expert

Treat heartburn with appropriate medication for individual, advises expert
30th August 2011

Older individuals experiencing heartburn using assisted living should opt for the appropriate remedy for their form of the painful condition.

Gastroenterologist Dr John de Caestecker from University Hospitals of Leicester underlined the seriousness of heartburn, saying that it can leave people feeling "down and helpless".

For effective relief patients should ensure they treat their heartburn with the appropriate medication.

Those with a mild and infrequent form of the condition should opt for antacids and alginates, noted the expert.

"Regular sufferers should opt for an H2 antagonist remedy. This type of remedy works by helping to suppress the production of stomach acid for several hours and it therefore can provide longer lasting relief," he continued.

One in ten people with heartburn said the condition is inevitable, according to research commissioned by Zantac 75 Relief.

Furthermore, almost half of respondents said they have experienced symptoms so painful they were concerned they could be having a heart attack.

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