Acid Reflux

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About this service

Acid Reflux, also known as heartburn, is a common problem that many people in the experience.
It is not always lined to an underlying condition and can be caused by various
reasons, including Eating; spicy or acidic foods; the time of day you have eaten a meal, for example late at night; Smoking; Pregnancy; Stress; and Certain medicines. 

The main symptoms of acid reflux are a burning sensation in the middle of your chest and a sour taste in your mouth. However, you may also experience symptoms including: Coughing; Hiccups; Bloating;  or Feeling sick.

There are various lifestyle changes you can try to relieve your heartburn at home, such as quitting smoking; reducing your alcohol intake; having meals and drinks 3 hours before you sleep; eating smaller melas more frequently. If you are still experiencing heart burn regularly (more than three times a week), it is advisable to seek medical advice.

For people aged 18+, our Acid Reflux treatment service can help to reduce and manage your
symptoms. Our pharmacists may be able to provide treatment that is more effective
than non-prescription methods you may have tried before, and can refer you to your
GP for a further consultation. 

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact our pharmacy teams who will
be happy to help and find you the correct treatment for you.

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Allied Pharmacies, Unit 18, Bold Industrial Park Neills Road, St Helens Merseyside, WA9 4TU