Affecting over a quarter of the British population[i], heartburn and indigestion can dramatically affect work and social lives and are some of the most common conditions affecting UK adults.
Studies also reveal that 65% of people with heartburn may have symptoms both during the day and at night, with 75% of the night-time heartburn patients saying that the problem keeps them from sleeping, and 40% of sufferers reporting that it affects their job performance the following day.[ii]
According to GP Dr. Sarah Jarvis, “Heartburn is very common and can have a real impact on your quality of life. Lifestyle changes such as avoiding heavy meals near bedtime, not wearing tight clothes round your tummy and losing weight will help.
For mild, occasional heartburn, medicine to neutralise the acid from your stomach can help. But for more frequent heartburn, medicine which stops heartburn at the source, reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces, will bring longer lasting relief.
I, like most GPs, recommend proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole because they provide effective relief over a whole 24-hour period. Because they reduce acid production, they can also reduce inflammation and scarring on the lining of your gullet.”
The current healthcare crisis has forced GP surgeries all over the UK to close, meaning that millions may be unable to get their heartburn treatment on prescription. Those suffering can find effective 24-hour relief[iii] with NEW Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (RRP £6.99 for 7 tablets, £10.99 for 14 tablets) containing omeprazole, the most widely prescribed drug by GP’s for heartburn[iv]. This new treatment is now available from pharmacies or from www.pyrocalmcontrol.co.uk
Most often triggered by hectic living, fast food, alcohol, smoking or being overweight, heartburn and indigestion can cause an uncomfortable burning sensation or tight feeling in the chest and an unpleasant, sour, acidic taste in the back of the mouth. This is caused by acid reflux and stomach acid travelling back up to the throat. Omeprazole, the ingredient most frequently prescribed by GPs[v], blocks the release of acid at the source, decreasing the acidity inside the stomach and leaving only a small amount required for digestion.
To avoid that burning sensation and for up to 24 hours of heartburn relief, simply take one Pyrocalm Control tablet in the morning with or without food and get your day, and night, back on track. Pyrocalm Control is also safe to take whilst pregnant and during breastfeeding but it is advisable first to consult your GP.
iii SmPC Pharmacological Properties Clause 5.1
NHS PCA 2018 Data Tables Direct download link:https://files.digital.nhs.uk/68/B0924D/PCA-eng-2018-Tables.xlsx
NHS PCA 2018 Data Tables Direct download link: https://files.digital.nhs.uk/68/B0924D/PCA-eng-2018-Ta