Risk factors that can cause GERD:
  • Obesity
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Eating large meals or eating late at night
  • Eating certain foods (triggers) such as fatty or fried foods
  • Drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol or coffee
  • Taking certain medications, such as aspirin

How does Melox stop your GERD?

Melox is a fast acting liquid antacid that works by directly counteracting the acidity
inside your stomach. The presence of these acids is natural in the stomach because they
work to help digest food. The stomach is the only part of your digestive tract that is
designed to withstand this type of acid. When the stomach contents come back up into the
esophagus, it causes heartburn because your esophagus is not built to withstand acidity,
especially over a prolonged period of time. Melox neutralizes these acids, so the
esophageal lining is less exposed to stomach acids.