Anyone can have occasional indigestion, no matter how hard we try to eat well. But some people have more sensitive stomachs and end up experiencing indigestion, or “heartburn” more regularly. For them, there is Brainard’s Natural Rememdies Antacid – a natural way to manage acid, with blueberry fiber and fruit extracts. And it contains no calcium carbonate – ever!
Indigestion, acid indigestion and heartburn are words used to describe the same thing: acid build-up in the stomach, which may spill over into the esophagus, the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. The acid comes from the stomach, where it is needed to digest food. In the esophagus, however, it can cause a burning sensation behind your breast bone or higher towards your throat, belching, make it hard to swallow, or leave an acid or bitter taste.
Some types of food, like rich or spicy foods, exercise, or lying down after eating, can help bring on heartburn. But sometimes, no matter how carefully we make our food choices, we can still get unexpected heartburn.
Some people who have heartburn symptoms often and for longer periods of time may have a more serious problem called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD. If you think you may have GERD, please consult your doctor.
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