Facts about Indigestion, Heartburn and Wind Pain

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What is Indigestion?

Indigestion covers a variety of symptoms including pain near the breastbone, nausea or bloating.

What can cause Indigestion?

Indigestion occurs when your stomach produces excess acid, usually as the result of eating spicy, rich or fatty foods, tight clothing, alcohol, caffeine, smoking, stress, pregnancy or eating too quickly.

How does MYLANTA® help relieve Indigestion?

MYLANTA® Antacids neutralise existing stomach acid, delivering fast, effective relief from the discomfort of indigestion. MYLANTA® 12 Hour Action decreases the amount of acid made by the stomach in the first place, delivering relief for up to 12 hours.

Pain near breastbone, bloated feeling


What is Heartburn?

Heartburn or reflux occurs when stomach acid rises into the oesophagus (food pipe). You can experience it as a burning sensation behind the breastbone, as nausea and even regurgitation of food or liquid.

What can cause Heartburn?

Heartburn can be caused by consumption of spicy or fatty foods, change in posture, tight clothing, physical exertion, pregnancy, alcohol and smoking.

How does MYLANTA® 12 Hour Action help relieve Heartburn?

By reducing the amount of acid the stomach produces, MYLANTA® 12 Hour Action minimises the risk of excess stomach acid flowing back up the oesophagus (foodpipe) to cause heartburn.

Acid moving up into throat causing a burning pain


What is Wind Pain?

Wind pain is caused by excessive amounts of gases or air in the stomach or intestine. It can lead to distension of the organs and general discomfort. Symptoms include bloating, flatulence and burping.

Causes of Wind Pain

You can get wind pain from eating too quickly, air swallowing and drinking carbonated liquids.

How do MYLANTA® Antacids help relieve Wind Pain?

MYLANTA® Original and Double Strength antacid liquid and tablets all contain an anti-flatulent called simethicone. This anti-flatulent quickly relieves wind pain by dissipating excess gas bubbles in the stomach.

Excessive gases in stomach

Tips For a Healthy Stomach

  • Eat plenty of fibre-rich foods
  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of fluid each day
  • Keep the fat content of your food low
  • Modify intake of sugar rich foods
  • Exercise daily
  • Obey the call of nature!
  • If symptoms persist please consult your health care professional