Living with Heartburn
No matter who you are or how your symptoms behave, living with heartburn can be a real pain. For some people, heartburn can make food less enjoyable, interrupt daily routines, disrupt sleep, and even affect overall quality of life. That's why it's important to understand more about the heartburn you're living with. The more you understand your heartburn, the better your chances are for finding the right relief.
What is occasional heartburn?
1 in 4 Americans suffer from occasional heartburn. Occasional heartburn is heartburn that occurs once a week or less. These heartburn episodes are often predictable, commonly occurring after a heartburn triggering meal or activity.
What can I do about my occasional heartburn?
Occasional heartburn can usually be managed with antacids. The FDA does not recommend PPI medications (such as Prilosec®, Prevacid®, Nexium®, Protonix®, Aciphex®, or Zegerid®) for people suffering from occasional heartburn. However, if antacids aren't working or if your heartburn keeps coming back, it's important to talk to your doctor.