Heartburn after taking carbonated drinks and junk food

Heartburn after taking carbonated drinks and junk food

Igor asks:

Hello! I want to ask you for advice. After serving in the army are experiencing problems with heartburn, and it begins after ingestion of carbonated (Cola, beer etc.) or fast food, even in small quantities. Take Rennie. Is there such a drug that can be used for treatment? Thank you.

The answer of the doctor:

Hello, Igor.

To permanently get rid of heartburn you need to know your diagnosis. Heartburn is a symptom of various diseases of the digestive system. So to start take the survey: EGD, General and biochemical blood analysis, ultrasound examination of abdominal cavity. It is likely that you are in military service acquired gastritis or peptic ulcer.

For each disease there are specific group of drugs that help get rid of heartburn is proton pump inhibitors, H2 blockers-histamine receptors, and others, but they are appointed only after a full examination of that unnecessary drugs not to aggravate the situation.

But not only the drugs will help in treating the symptom of heartburn. You yourself noted that the intake of carbonated beverages and fast food brings discomfort. Note the time of appearance of a burning sensation — if it is a seasonal symptom (more and more concerned about spring and fall) in periods of exacerbation better from «hot» foods and carbonated drinks to opt out. If this happens continuously, then you need to follow all the rules of nutrition in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. It is the refusal of fried and spicy food, frequent smaller meals, with the exception of alcoholic beverages.

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On 7-10 days in a period of severe heartburn use of antacids («Rennie», «Almagell», «aluminium phosphate gel»), but they are a long time to take because of side effects.

Take the survey and talk with your doctor about the need to appoint specific groups of drugs.