Patient Information Leaflets - Gastrointestinal

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Heartburn Gastro-oesophagael reflux disease

Self-help tips for the management and prevention of heartburn or Gastro-oesophagael reflux disease (GORD).

Heartburn Gastro-oesophagael reflux diseaseDownload File
(GORD leaflet Nov 2008.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 04/08/2009

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Medication used for Heartburn and Indigestion

Heartburn is usually described as a burning pain felt behind the breastbone. It is often made worse by bending or lying down.

The symptoms of indigestion include discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen or chest, usually after meals. It is also known as ‘dyspepsia’. There may be other symptoms such as belching, nausea or a bloated feeling in the stomach.

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a type of oral medication e.g. tablets or capsules that is given to patients with heartburn or indigestion. The manufacturers recommend them for short-term use for most patients.

Medication used for Heartburn and IndigestionDownload File
(Medication used for Heartburn & Indigestionleaflet_1.pdf)

Date Uploaded: 08/05/2006

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