Acid Reflux Treatment and Medicine
Acid Reflux is an uncomfortable burning feeling in the chest that is caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat. We have a range of medications that treat acid reflux.
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What causes acid reflux?
Some foods may cause acid reflux, these include high-fat foods (fried or fast foods), citrus, tomatoes, onions, coffee, mint and soda. Other conditions such as anxiety, asthma, IBS or even pregnancy, are also thought to be linked to acid reflux. A high alcohol consumption has also been linked to a higher likelihood of acid reflux.
What can I do to help my acid reflux?
Acid reflux happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) doesn't close or tighten properly after you swallow. To lessen the likelihood of acid reflux, you can lessen the number of large meals you eat frequently, and avoid lying down soon after you've finished eating.
According to the Springfield Hospital, one in five people in the UK suffer from acid reflux with many saying it significantly impacts their day-to-day life.
According to Action Against Heartburn.org, 30-40% of the UK population experience heartburn regularly.
Acid Reflux Treatment Explained
"Acid reflux occurs when excess stomach acid is climbing up into your oesophagus (food pipe). This can cause mixed symptoms, including heartburn, chest pain, and regurgitation. Too much acid reflux can lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease or GORD. This disease is a common problem affecting millions worldwide and is becoming more common in developed countries."
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Fill out a quick and simple online consultation form to find out what products you are eligible for.
Once you have completed your consultation and selected your treatment, you can securely checkout online.
You will then receive your order the next working day using our express next-day courier service, dispensed from one of our verified GhPC partner pharmacies in the UK.
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What treatment can I use for acid reflux?
Treatment for heartburn involves a proton pump inhibitor which reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes.
What foods should I avoid if I have acid reflux?
For those with acid reflux, the foods to avoid can include:
Tomatoes and citrus fruit,
Garlic and onions,
Fried and fast food
How long does it take to receive my order?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel.
How is the medication packaged?
All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Can I return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
What can I drink when I have acid reflux?
There are certain drinks that could help with acid reflux, these can include water, unsweetened coconut water, ginger tea, plant-based milks and certain fruit or vegetable juices.
How can I get rid of acid reflux fast?
Aside from medication and avoiding foods, to get rid of acid reflux you can try a licorice supplement, apple cider vinegar in water, chewing gum and trying to add ginger to food and drinks.
What is an online consultation?
An online consultation checks if you are eligible to purchase the product. Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
When will my order be delivered?
If you have placed an order before 14:00 Monday to Friday, you will receive the order the next day.
Can I cancel my order?
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.
Can I order this if I am under 18 years old?
No, we do not accept orders from individuals under 18. All orders must be placed by adults only.