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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Heartburn

DESCRIPTION

A Painful sensation beneath the breastbone, heartburn does not indicate a heart malfunction, but results from nervous tension or overindulgence in food or drink. The sensation is produced by spasmodic constrictions of the oesophagus, accompanied by regurgitation of stomach acids and may result in belching or Vomiting. Physical activity immediately following ingestion of food may exaggerate the symptoms.

Heartburn is often brought about by leaning forward or lying down. The acid from the stomach then, escapes past a faulty stomach muscle (sphincter) into the gullet (oesophagus). This condition is known as a hiatal Hernia.

Proper dietary habits (eating slowly, avoiding spicy foods and a period of physical inactivity immediately after eating) may prevent heartburn. Occasionally, this condition is symptomatic of a disease of the Digestive System, such as a stomach ulcer or a gall bladder disorder.

HERBS

Aloe Vera Juice
Ginger (2)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Digestive Enzymes (1)
B Complex
Vitamin B12

REFERENCES

1. Capper WM, et al. Gallstones, gastric secretion, and flatulent dyspepsia. Lancet 1967; 1:413-15.
2. Al Yahya MA, et al. Gastroprotective activity of Ginger in albino rats. Amer J Chin Med 1989; 17:51-56.

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