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Help!!! A Nairalander Is Suffering From Heartburn by HCpaul(m): 6:15pm On Mar 28, 2018
I was recently diagnosed of heartburn "the wild type though." I was placed on lifestyle prevention as well as medication. Based on my findings, despite its name (heartburn), it doesn't have anything to do with the heart. My question now is if it's still a defect from the heart as being told by someone.

I did some research and here are my findings

Research shows that there are natural remedies like fruits that contain natural antacids (Apple and Banana), Juices (Aloe Vera juice, Pineapple juice & other vegetable juice), Candies (Sugar free fruit-flavoured gum, potato and yellow mustard).

Medications are in 3 categories:

1. Antacid: Such as Rolaids Ultra Strength Tablet, Tums Ultra Strength 1000 and Maalox etc.

2. H2-Receptor Blockers: Zantac (Ranitidine) and pepcid AC etc.

3. PPIs: Prilosec (Omeprazole) Esomeprazole (very effective as recommended)

Antacid only provide an instant relief, it doesn't heal the damaged part of the oesophagus. H2-Receptor Blockers provides a more lasting relief but still doesn't cure. Based on my research, only PPIs treats and heals the damaged part (if any).

I also read about complications of excessive intake of those drugs as it can result to several other diseases. Frequent heartburn (GERD) or hyperacidity can result into ulcer, internal bleeding or even cancer.

Some peeps also suggest Epson Salt to be bathed with luke warm/warm water at night as it help heals damages.

That's the scope of my research.... I need urgent suggestions from my beloved nairalanders Cuz mine isn't the moderate type.

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