Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs taken to reduce the secretion of stomach acid.
If you are looking for more information about heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), care and treatment, we can help. Use these resources to find more advice and support.
Relief from the unpleasant symptoms of heartburn may be possible with some changes to diet and lifestyle. If these changes don’t help, over-the-counter medicines can be useful for short term relief from symptoms, but medical advice should be sought if symptoms don't go away or keep recurring.
Some people take over-the-counter or prescription medicine to help relieve heartburn symptoms. However, there are other steps a person can take to help prevent heartburn symptoms.
If lifestyle changes, such as losing weight if overweight, not eating too close to bedtime and avoiding trigger foods have not helped reduce heartburn symptoms, it may be time to see your GP.
Antacids are a common medicine available over the counter to relieve heartburn and indigestion symptoms.
Oesophageal manometry is a test to check that the nerves and muscles of the oesophagus work properly, often arranged as part of the diagnosis of GORD, or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) happens when stomach acid affects the oesophagus (gullet), the tube between the mouth and the stomach.
We help you understand the causes and symptoms of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
We look at surgery that can be used to treat heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, or GORD.
As well as over-the-counter or prescription treatments for heartburn, some people turn to alternative or complementary approaches for relief. Can natural alternatives offer heartburn relief?
A hiatus hernia happens when part of the stomach squeezes through an opening in the diaphragm, called the hiatus, and into the chest. This is also known as a hiatal hernia.
Barrett's oesophagus occurs as a complication of chronic gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Learn about causes, symptoms and diagnosis.
Learn about Barrett’s oesophagus treatments
The initial diagnosis of acid reflux disease, heartburn or GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) will be based on a patient's symptoms.
Treatment for acid reflux, heartburn or GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) may include lifestyle and diet changes, medication or an operation.
In acid reflux disease, acid produced by your stomach can move up into your oesophagus. This can cause symptoms such as a burning chest pain called heartburn.
The initial diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or GORD will be based on a patient's symptoms. A test called an endoscopy may then be arranged to confirm the diagnosis or to rule out other conditions, such as stomach ulcers.
Heartburn is triggered by different things in different people, but big meals, fatty food, spicy food, alcohol and smoking are among the common causes.
Laryngospasm happens when the muscles of the vocal cords seize up, restricting the flow of air into the lungs. This may happen during the night, with a person waking up unable to speak or breathe.
Learn the difference between heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GORD.
If heartburn symptoms and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are not well managed or controlled by medication or lifestyle changes, complications can arise in the long-term.
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