How many of you think about what to eat and what not to? Well, the obvious answer is none or maybe a handful of you. Most people take digestive system for granted and torture it with myriads of spicy foods and beverages. Depending upon the requirements of taste buds, you fill your stomach with foods without a second thought.
Stomach care comes in picture only when some problem arises and your stomach says now that’s enough.
Some of the common gastric ailments are irritable bowel syndrome, gastric reflux, stomach upset, constipation, diarrhea and flatulence.
Emotional anxiety and stress can also lead to various gastric ailments.
Heartburn is a gastric disturbance that is extremely disturbing and is generally caused by stress and faulty eating habits.
It even affects your regular sleep and daily life.
If situation is worse, you can be put on light spice-free diet.
Your physician advices you drugs such as lansoprazole or omeprazole. On improvement of symptoms, you may be given H2 blockers or H2 receptor antagonists such as ranitidine (Rantac), famotidine (Pepcid), cimetidine (Tagamet) or an atacid such as Digene or Tums.
You have to be careful about gastric reflux because the symptoms of reflux are similar to heart attack.
If instead of burning you feel constriction or pressure immediately call a doctor.