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Heartburn Treatment

What you can do to avoid heartburn? 

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Rennie is a fast-acting, effective remedy for heartburn and indigestion. When heartburn hits, Rennie quickly gets to work to relieve painful symptoms.

Rennie works directly on the cause of the problem - the acid in your stomach – helping to prevent acid reflux from happening. Rennie acts physically, rather than by entering the bloodstream.

Rennie’s antacid-based calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate formula works fast, neutralising excess stomach acid, turning it into water and other natural substances. Rennie can be taken day or night to relieve heartburn and indigestion fast.

Learn more about the full range of Rennie products.

What you can do to avoid heartburn?

Everyone gets heartburn from time to time. Here are some ideas to give you quick relief:

  • Try not to lie down within three hours of eating, when acid production is at its peak, because in the upright position, gravity helps to keep your stomach contents down where they belong.
  • If your heartburn is worse after exercise, try drinking plenty of water which will help with hydration and digestion. It’s best to wait for at least two hours after a meal before working out to avoid heartburn.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes especially around the waist, which can press on your stomach, triggering heartburn.
  • Greasy, fatty foods can trigger heartburn, so try lean meats instead, and smaller meals may help you avoid symptoms. It is probably a good idea to steer clear of acidic foods such as grapefruit, oranges, tomatoes and vinegar, and spicy foods. Alcohol, caffeine and fizzy drinks (especially colas) are also known causes.
  • Everyone’s heartburn causes and symptoms are different. It might be useful to keep a diary of your symptoms to find out what affects you most.

Some tips for treating nighttime indigestion:

  • Elevating your head while sleeping can relieve heartburn. This position helps to prevent stomach acid from rising to your chest.
  • Try a herbal tea – ginger, chamomile or dandelion are the best for settling stomachs.
  • Pay attention to what you’re eating and drinking before bedtime – alcohol can relax the oesophageal sphincter, which creates acid reflux. Try to avoid greasy foods, caffeine and fizzy drinks in the evening.
  • Stress may increase stomach acids, increasing heartburn symptoms. Try to wind down from the day’s stresses by relaxing at night with a warm bath, or a good book. Turn off all gadgets at least an hour before you want to sleep, as research has found that exposure to blue light suppresses the production of the sleep hormone melatonin.

Do you want to learn more about Heartburn? Read more about the symptoms and causes of Heartburn.

  • Breakfasts on the go: simple and healthy recipes and ideas
  • Is there a difference between acid reflux and indigestion?
  • Tips to combat stress
  • Heartburn triggers
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Breakfasts on the go: simple and healthy recipes and ideas

Breakfast is widely regarded as the most important meal of the day - but many of us skip it because we'd rather push the snooze button and have an extra five minutes in bed.

However, just because your morning routine is more rushed than relaxed, doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy breakfast.

Rennie Peppermint takes a look at the best breakfasts you can prepare in a flash and grab as you run out the door to catch your bus…

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Is there a difference between acid reflux and indigestion?

Quite often, the terms acid reflux and indigestion are used interchangeably without fully understanding the differences between the two.

There are in fact a number of differences between the two as indigestion is not, as many believe, just a milder form of acid reflux.

Rennie have taken the time to look into the two issues, and have put together this guide to allow you to understand the differences for yourself.

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Tips to combat stress

Stress can be a major contributor to heartburn or indigestion – which is all the more reason to adopt healthy ways of dealing with stress.

Thankfully, finding new ways to cope and relax doesn’t have to involve spending large amounts of time or money, there are plenty of things you can start doing today to relieve the stress in your life.

Rennie takes a look at some of the best things you can do to ease the tension…

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Heartburn triggers

Heartburn is an extremely uncomfortable experience that affects thousands of people across Ireland on a daily basis.

Also known as acid reflux, heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that occurs as a result of stomach acid rising up into the oesophagus.

Heartburn symptoms can also range from burning in the chest to a sour acidic taste in the back of throat and is often triggered by foods many of us eat on a daily basis.

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