Medicines for lassitudes (stomach acidity)

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Medications for ailments or acidity, such as antacids or protone pump inhibitors help to reduce the feeling of burning in the stomach that can reach the throat, bad digestion, stomach feeling full or constant belching, because these medicines they act by inhibiting acid production or neutralizing acidity in the stomach.

These medicines must be used only with the indication of a general physician or gastroenterologist, as it is important to diagnose the cause of the afflictions, especially if they are frequent, and to adapt the treatment, which may indicate more serious problems such as gastritis or the presence of ulcers in them. stomach.

In addition to the use of medication for ailments, it is important to take a diet that helps to avoid the symptoms, consuming light foods and avoiding processed foods and with a high content of fats and spices.

The main medications recommended by the gastroenterologist for the treatment of ailments are:

1. Antacids

Antacids, such as aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, calcium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate, act by quickly neutralizing stomach acidity so that the stomach is less attacked by the acid itself, which temporarily relieves the discomfort caused by acidity. .

However, antacids must not be used for more than 2 weeks, as they can cause rebound acidity, which when the stomach increases acid production, notice that the acidity has decreased, which can worsen the discomfort of the ailments.

In addition, antacids can cause side effects such as diarrhea, stress or problems with the kidneys, so their use should always be indicated by a doctor. Some commercial names are: Maalox, Alka Seltzer, Tums, Phillips.

2. Proton pump inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole, esomeprazole, pantoprazole or lansoprazole, for example are the main drugs used for the ailments caused by gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux or stomach ulcers.

These drugs act by reducing the production of acid in the stomach through the inhibition of the proton pump present in the cells of the wall of the stomach. In this way, it helps to alleviate the symptoms of acidity.

Protone pump inhibitors must be used under medical indications and they can cause side effects such as problems with the kidneys, headache, diarrhea, appearance of blisters in the skin, abdominal pain, excessive production of intestinal gas, nausea, stress or Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Some commercial names are: Tagamet, Cimetase, Zantac, Durater, Total Facidity.

3. Histamine H2 receptor antagonists

Histamine receptor antagonists, such as cimetidine, nizatidine or famotidine, act by inhibiting the production of acid in the stomach, which prevents the action of histamine which, when activated, increases the production of acid, leading to the emergence of acidity symptoms.

These remedies have a quick effect that can last up to 12 hours and must be used with medical indication, as they can cause side effects such as diarrhea, headache, drowsiness, tiredness, muscle pain or stress.

In addition, if there is no improvement in acidity until 6 weeks after starting treatment with these drugs, you should consult a gastroenterologist again to change the dose or change the treatment.

Some commercial names are: Inhibritron, Zolufen, Prazolan, Pantozol, Dityl.

Home remedies for troubles

Some home remedies for ailments, such as ginger or hinojo, can be used to relieve the symptoms of acidity, and they help to reduce the aggravations and protect the stomach mucosa, and can be taken cold when they first manifest. symptoms of burning in the throat or bad digestion.

Home remedies for acidity do not replace the use of medications indicated by the doctor, without embargo, can be used to complement the treatment indicated by the doctor.

Another advice to alleviate the hardships is to suck a pure lemon at the moment when the hardships are presented, since this fruit, despite being acidic, contributes to the reduction of stomach acidity. In addition, eating a slice of raw papaya can also help neutralize stomach acid, fighting discomfort. See other home remedies options to combat stomach acid.

Medicines for the hardships in the embarazo

The hardships are very common during the embarazo, and the digestion is slower, producing the feeling of a full stomach and quemazón. The best way to treat acidity is to avoid it, removing fried foods and other foods with a lot of fat and spices from the diet, for example.

However, when the difficulties become frequent, it is advisable to consult the obstetrician to start the safe use of some medications, such as Mylanta Plus or magnesia milk. Find out about other precautions that must be taken to treat acidity and embarrassment.

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