Omeprazole and heartburn - before taking should be screened

April 22, 2013

 Omeprazole heartburn
 Omeprazole is, of course, relieve heartburn, but its use is recommended only after a complete examination and the establishment of an accurate diagnosis of the disease. It would seem, he took omeprazole - and heartburn disappeared, but this drug manufacturers pay attention to the fact that omeprazole relieves the symptoms of the disease, and the cause of it remains unknown. Especially dangerous is the malignant tumors of the stomach: the removal of unpleasant symptoms leads to the fact that the patient does not go for medical help in time, and in the late stages of cancer are treatable with difficulty.

 Omeprazole and heartburn - before taking should be screened

What is heartburn and why it occurs

Heartburn - a burning sensation and pain in the chest or upper abdomen. Heartburn may be small and occur from time to time in violation of the diet, taking alcohol and so on. If such heartburn occurs frequently, you should contact your doctor.

In diseases of the digestive system, associated with high acidity of gastric juice, heartburn may be concerned about the sick and constantly give them a lot of trouble. The cause of heartburn is getting stomach contents into the esophagus. The disease can also be associated with dysfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter - a circular muscle, located in the wall on the border of the esophagus and stomach.

To assign adequate treatment for heartburn, you must first examine the patient and establish an accurate diagnosis. Most effective is individually tailored comprehensive treatment of the disease, causing heartburn. The composition of such complex treatment may be drugs that reduce gastric acidity, including omeprazole.

 Omeprazole and heartburn - before taking should be screened

How does Omeprazole heartburn

Omeprazole - this anti-ulcer drug, belonging to the group of proton pump inhibitors. Its mechanism of action is based on inhibition of the formation of hydrochloric acid by cells of the gastric glands located in the intestinal mucosa.

As a result of omeprazole suppresses cell from transporting hydrogen ions and chlorine (the transport by using the enzyme of the hydrogen-potassium adenosine triphosphatase - H + / K + -ATPase, called proton pump or pumps, and "fuel" is obtained by decomposition of ATP) of which hydrochloric acid is then formed. Omeprazole - is an effective drug that acts quickly and is long enough, reducing acidity and removing unpleasant symptoms such as heartburn.

Omeprazole prescribed for stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers, erosive and ulcerative processes in the stomach caused by stress, high neuro-psychiatric loads, taking certain medications (such as aspirin, diclofenac Diclofenac - relieve inflammation and pain  Diclofenac - relieve inflammation and pain
 , Ketorol and others). It is widely used in the systematic abandonment of acidic stomach contents into the esophagus (gatroezofagealnoy reflux disease - GERD), which is often complicated reflux esophagitis - inflammation in the esophagus.

Apply omeprazole and other diseases that result in increased secretion of gastric juice. For example, this preparation is indispensable in the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome - a benign tumor A benign tumor - is not always safe  A benign tumor - is not always safe
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 At which generated a large number of substances that stimulate the secretion of gastric juice.

But omeprazole is usually not used on occasion in the development of occasional heartburn, if it develops at least twice a week. Moreover, all manufacturers of omeprazole strongly recommend before applying it to conduct a full examination of the patient and to eliminate the presence of a malignant tumor Malignant tumor: cells are mad  Malignant tumor: cells are mad
 . If this is not done, the treatment can smooth the symptoms and the cancer is not detected in time (and by timely detection and treatment assignment in a given case depends on a person's life).

 Omeprazole and heartburn - before taking should be screened

Can I use omeprazole for heartburn?

Omeprazole - this anti-ulcer drug prescription, so the doctor has to prescribe it after a preliminary examination of the patient, taking into account the indications and contraindications for its use. Appointed omeprazole sufficiently long courses - from two to eight weeks.

Apply omeprazole for removing random or systematic heartburn without a prescription, and a preliminary examination is not recommended.

Omeprazole - a modern, effective anti-ulcer drug, for the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract under the supervision of a physician. To remove occasional heartburn is not intended.

Galina Romanenko

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Maalox - is most effective on prescription

June 10th, 2012

 Maalox use
 Maalox - a drug that can find a place in the home medicine cabinet and used in emergency cases, errors in diet. But it is better to use it after the examination and on prescription - it allows you to reach the maximum therapeutic effect.

 Maalox - is most effective on prescription

What are the complaints of the digestive organs must be the reason for seeking medical attention

Sometimes medications such as Maalox have to take very often: the slightest violation of the diet causes heartburn, stomach pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Nauseous Nausea - there may be problems with the nervous system  Nausea - there may be problems with the nervous system
   and emesis. In this case, you need to see a doctor and undergo the necessary examination. Frequent reception of Maalox uncontrolled can cause side effects, mainly related to an overdose of magnesium. Large amounts of magnesium in the blood (gipermagniemiya) may adversely affect the condition of the brain, and in the elderly cause dementia.

The examination is necessary to pass esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) - endoscopic examination, during which the person swallows a special probe into the research process using optical apparatus inspected the mucosa of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. During endoscopy is taken to study the contents of the stomach, and if necessary (in cases of suspected tumor) and a piece of cloth. Sometimes, endoscopy is not enough, then further held X-ray, manitno resonance imaging, and more.

Once the diagnosis is assigned to complex treatment, which may include Maalox, and - in this case, its effectiveness will be maximized.

 Maalox - is most effective on prescription

Which diseases of the gastrointestinal tract is used Maalox

Maalox used for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract that are accompanied by increased acidity of gastric juice. In any case, it suffers from gastric mucosa that is manifested by diseases such as chronic gastritis Gastritis - several stomach disorders  Gastritis - several stomach disorders
   with acidity of gastric juice (it increases the secretion of gastric juice and the content of hydrochloric acid), or peptic ulcer.

The acidic contents of the stomach to the duodenum gets annoying and its mucosa, which can cause inflammation in the area - duodenitis. Most often develops gastro - simultaneous inflammation in the stomach and duodenum.

Sometimes it fails sphincter (circular muscle closing any orifice in the hollow body) disposed between the esophagus and the stomach, and this can cause constant of falling acidic stomach contents into the esophagus. Long term irritation of the esophagus leading to its inflammation and the formation of the disease, which is known as reflux esophagitis.

Similar symptoms occur when a hiatal hernia. In some cases, this hole is expanded and during exercise or as a result of some other causes stomach part goes into the chest cavity, the pressure inside the stomach rises, part of its contents into the esophagus, causing inflammation.

In all these diseases Maalox help but prescribe it as part of a treatment.

 Maalox - is most effective on prescription

How does Maalox in various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

All of these diseases are accompanied by, as a rule, increased or normal acidity of gastric juice. Maalox is composed of two alkalizing agents - aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide. These substances are actively neutralize free hydrochloric acid and inhibit gastric acid secretion of the enzyme that breaks down protein - pepsin. The result of this action is to stop the negative influence of the acidic environment of the mucous membranes of the stomach, esophagus and duodenum, which has a calming effect and immediately relieves heartburn - the main manifestation of the increased acidity of gastric juice.

But that is not all. Components Maalox Maalox - a drug that helps the stomach  Maalox - a drug that helps the stomach
   coated mucosa protective film without allowing it to affect any disturbing factors. This action begins after three to five minutes after receiving up to two hours. The patient in this case feels a reduction or complete pain relief.

Finally, Maalox precipitates on the surface of all harmful damaging the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, and outputs the substance from the body in a natural way in the faeces.

This triple action provides an excellent therapeutic effect Maalox, so it is part of the comprehensive treatment of many diseases of the stomach, esophagus and duodenum.

Galina Romanenko

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