Heartburn is a burning sensation that spreads from the stomach or the lower part of the chest towards the neck. It happens due to the dysfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter. In normal conditions this muscle keeps gastric acid where it should be – in the stomach. However, due to many factors, this muscle gets weaker or there is a pressure on it and gastric acid travels back from the stomach to the esophagus.
How many people suffer from heartburn?
Heartburn is nowadays becoming more and more common. In the Western world, it occurs in 20-40% of the people, and many of them, not less than 10%, suffer from it on a daily basis. It is more common in men, the elderly and pregnant women. Even though heartburn is a symptom that people mostly do not take extremely seriously, and they do not visit a doctor about it, it is still the best to try to avoid it or alleviate it whenever possible.
What causes heartburn?
There are many causes of heartburn. Certain medications (acetylsalicylic acid, anti-depressants, narcotics, some tranquilizers, and asthma medications), certain food (fatty food, chocolate, citruses, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, garlic), stress, alcohol, smoking, fast eating, insufficient chewing of food, lying down after eating, tight clothing and being overweight can lead to the weakening of the muscle or an increased pressure on it, and gastric acid leaks into the esophagus.
How can Donat help?
Donat is natural mineral water which acts as an antacid – it neutralizes gastric acid and alleviates the pain and burning sensation in the chest. Donat is a basic solution with a lot of hydrogen carbonates and a combination of basic minerals magnesium, sodium, and calcium. It neutralizes gastric acid and therefore alleviates the burning sensation in the stomach and/or esophagus mostly immediately after consummation. It regulates heartburn in an entirely natural way. Together with proper nutrition and healthy life habits, Donat can be of great help in solving this problem.
How to drink Donat if you suffer from heartburn?
Donat can be drunk every day because it is natural water that does not harm the health nor cause addiction.
|When to drink it?
|How and how much to drink?
|Way of drinking
|20 minutes before meal
|The water should be at room temperature; 0,1 l to 0,2 l
|*when you feel heartburn
|The water should be at room temperature; 0,1 l
|*between meals (not on a full stomach)
Can heartburn be dangerous?
Occasional heartburn is not considered to be dangerous, and it mostly goes away by itself. However, long-lasting and frequent heartburn can have serious consequences and significantly impair quality of life. In case of frequent and long-lasting heartburn a doctor must be consulted.
Additional advice for alleviating heartburn
The first tip would definitely be to change life habits, especially the nutritional ones.
Furthermore, we advise anyone suffering from heartburn to:
- Reduce their body mass if they are overweight
- Avoid wearing tight clothing
- Stop drinking alcohol and smoking
- Avoid great physical exertion
- Consult a doctor if they are taking some of the medications that may cause heartburn
- Consume low-fat food and avoid any kind of trigger foods
- Avoid lying down after eating
- Drink Donat as an entirely natural solution