Heartburn Signs
& Symptoms
  • A sour taste in the mouth
  • A persistent dry cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Heartburn is a feeling of burning or pulsating pain in your chest, and is a symptom
    of your stomach acid traveling back up your esoph agus toward
    your throat
  • People experience heartburn after eating specific foods or drinking
    certain drinks
  • In some people they are born with a stomach that produces exces sive
    stomach acid, causing the symptoms of heartburn

If heartburn is severe or is accompanied with additional symptoms such as shortness of breath, or pain that radiates into your arms or neck, you could be experiencing a serious cardiovascular event that requires immediate medical attention.
If your heartburn symptoms occur more than twice a week you should see your health-care professional to make sure no serious problems are present.

What causes heartburn?
The esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth to the stomach) has a tight band of muscles at the lower end (lower esophageal sphincter [LES]) that closes after the food enters the stomach and prevents the stomach contents to reenter the esophagus. If this sphincter weakens or relaxes at the wrong time, stomach acid can back up into the esophagus, causing heartburn.

The usual symptom of heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest. It can be accompanied by:

  • A sour taste in the mouth
  • A sour taste at the back of the throat, or
  • A feeling of food being stuck in the throat

Foods and beverages that can cause Heartburn:
  • Alcohol can relax the lower esophageal sphincter
  • Coffee and orange or other acidic juices are some of the beverages that can worsen or trigger heartburn
  • Fatty foods, fried foods, and some acidic foods (oranges, grapefruits, tomatoes) as well as spicy foods can cause heartburn

Every person reacts somewhat differently to specific food groups. To track what foods worsen your symptoms, keep a food journal. In this journal, you should keep track of what you eat, the time you ate, any activity that worsened or made the heartburn better, and indicate which days you have heartburn symptoms. Over time, you will be able to correlate the offending foods with heartburn events. Print this and take this with you to your next doctor’s appointment to discuss possible causes of heartburn you may be experiencing.

How does Melox work to stop your heartburn?

There are medications that block the production of stomach acid and there are medications that neutralize the excess amount of stomach acid that is produced in the stomach. Melox neutralizes the excess stomach acid. It acts like a sponge to absorb the extra stomach acid and relieve your heartburn.
Melox works quicker than the medicine that block the production of stomach acid, providing quick relief of your heartburn symptoms!