Fight the burn

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Ageing With Attitude -

IF you feel you are go­ing through a stress­ful stage of your life, then you may be one of the ris­ing num­bers in Ire­land suf­fer­ing from heart­burn dis­com­fort. The num­ber of suf­fer­ers of the con­di­tion has dou­bled in Ire­land since 2016, with over a third of adults here now af­fected, ac­cord­ing to re­search car­ried out by Pfizer Ire­land to launch Heart­burn Aware­ness Week which re­turns for its fourth year, Oc­to­ber 8–14. Symp­toms such as burn­ing pain in the chest and throat, un­pleas­ant taste, bloat­ing, feel­ing sick or bad breath, are oc­cur­ring daily or at least twice a week for 30% of suf­fer­ers, ac­cord­ing to the re­search, which also found that 59% say that symp­toms of heart­burn are di­rectly linked to stress in their lives. This year, Heart­burn Aware­ness Week is ad­vis­ing the pub­lic to speak to their phar­ma­cist and find a rem­edy to best treat the com­mon ail­ment, in­clud­ing avoid­ing the daily trig­gers that con­tribute to it.

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