Severe heartburn can also cause coughing even amongst non-smokers. The coughing occurs when the acid formed in the stomach comes back into the esophagus. It may also lead to a sore throat and there may also be hoarseness in the voice.
Occasional incidence of heartburn is normal and is of not much concern but chronic heartburn may be worrisome, putting the esophagus in danger. If you or a loved one suffered from cancer after taking medication for acid reflux or heartburn you may file a heartburn medicine lawsuit against doctors.
The acid may corrode its internal lining, causing scarring and bleeding. At times, the condition may deteriorate and there is the risk of the cancer of the esophagus. Hence, proper remedial action is imperative. Heartburn remedies may be as follow:
- Eating smaller meals at frequent intervals is one way of avoiding heartburn. You should also desist from eating snacks before going to bed.
- Some studies indicate that foods rich in fat, caffeinated drinks, alcohol, citrus and spicy foods may be responsible for heartburn.
- Chewing or sucking an antacid tablet is the most common way to get relief. If you have a recurring problem of heartburn, taking a tablet after half an hour of taking the meal, is the ideal way to prevent it. At times, the doctors prescribe doses of antacid for longer periods. In case the antacid prove ineffective, other drugs like Tagamet HR, Axid AR or Pepcid AC may be recommended.