Acid Reflux & Heartburn Information
Canadians of all ages experience acid reflux - in fact, about 24% of Canadians report experiencing heartburn, the most frequent symptom of acid reflux, daily or even more often.
Acid Reflux Symptoms
Painful, burning sensation or sense of discomfort that occurs in the middle of your abdomen and rises up through your chest and/or throat. Despite its name, heartburn does not affect your heart.
Causes of Acid Reflux & Heartburn
Acidic food and beverages like fried or fatty food, tomato-based meals, alcohol, and coffee can cause excess stomach acid.
Unlike other medications that simply reduce or inhibit the production of stomach acid, Gaviscon® gets to the root of the problem by forming a foaming protective barrier between your stomach and esophagus (throat).
Managing Acid Reflux & Heartburn
Acid reflux and heartburn are at best inconvenient, and at worst, painful and persistent conditions that disrupt your day-to-day activities and significantly affect your quality of life.
OTC Medications for Acid Reflux & Heartburn
Acid reflux and heartburn can often be effectively treated with medication.