Back to School: Reduce Your Symptoms for Heartburn and Acid Indigestion

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With the average cost of these supplies reaching more than $300 for middle and high-schoolit’s no surprise that parents may be stressed and may be experiencing symptoms like increased acid in their stomach causing indigestion. Rolaids offers some tips below on how parents can better manage back-to-school stress and reduce symptoms of increased acid in their stomachs.

Heartburn Symptoms

The primary symptom of heartburn is a painful, burning sensation in the chest. It occurs when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, usually because the opening between your stomach and esophagus isn’t working properly.

Acid Indigestion Symptoms

The common symptoms of acid indigestion, or upset stomach, include a feeling of fullness during or after a meal, burning or pain in the upper abdomen, nausea or bloating.

Tips for Minimizing Heartburn Symptoms

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes.
  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals, so your stomach doesn’t get too full.
  • If you’re on a prescription medication that is causing heartburn, speak to your healthcare professional about other options.
  • Raise the head of your bed by putting blocks under the bedposts. Extra pillows alone may not help.
  • Limit the foods and beverages that worsen symptoms.
  • Stop smoking and/or drinking alcohol.
  • Excess weight can sometimes make symptoms worse. So if you are overweight, try to lose weight if you can and if your healthcare professional recommends it.

Tips for Minimizing Indigestion Symptoms

  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals, so your stomach doesn’t get too full.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes.
  • If you’re on a prescription medication that is causing indigestion, speak to your healthcare professional about other options.
  • Get plenty of rest. It will reduce the stress and fatigue that can make indigestion worse.
  • Try to limit the foods and beverages that worsen symptoms.
  • Don’t smoke or drink alcohol.
  • Excess weight can sometimes make symptoms worse. So if you are overweight, try to lose weight if you can and if your healthcare professional recommends it.

Rolaids® sponsoring its first ever Eat Your Words’ Spelling Bee challenge—because when it comes to heartburn and acid indigestion, relief can be spelled R-O-L-A-I-D-S. The challenge will be taking place at food festivals across the country, and online right now on the Rolaids Facebook page. “Bee” participants will go up against culinary tongue twisters such as jalapeño and bratwurst for the chance to win prizes, including a $500 grand prize, as well as daily and weekly prizes. The game ends August 23, 2014.

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