Here’s a post I found that says should help you get rid of heartburn this Super Bowl. When the Black Eyed Peas are performing during half time, what are you going to be eating? Check out this article from newswise.com:
Consider combining acid reducers for heartburn relief
Super Bowl parties are often synonymous with overindulging sometimes resulting in heartburn, the characteristic burning sensation that sufferers describe as rolling up into their chest. Fatty foods often play a starring role in the process.
“Most of the time heartburn is a nuisance, not a tremendous threat to your health,” says Dr. Stuart Spechler, a digestive specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. “It’s going to be a tradeoff – is the food going to taste good enough to suffer through the heartburn?”
For decades, the plop-plop-fizz-fizz approach of antacids taken after people already were experiencing heartburn was the only therapy available. Emphasis has now shifted to prevention. Those who are planning to indulge in foods likely to cause them heartburn can take a histamine receptor blocker (H2 blockers), which slow the production of stomach acid and are generally available over the counter.
“Most people suffering from heartburn get it every now and then. Those are the people who really benefit from this on-demand therapy,” says Dr. Spechler.
Antacids can help after the fact if foods consumed generate heartburn. Antacids act like a sponge to soak up the excess stomach acid, but they do nothing to prevent the stomach from creating more acid. So it may help to take some antacid tablets to soak up acid currently being produced and take an H2 receptor blocker to slow the stomach from producing further acid, Dr. Spechler says.
Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.org/digestive to learn more about UT Southwestern’s clinical services in digestive disorders.
So are you going to try this? Enjoy the Superbowl and tell me if this works for you!