Alginate is a component extracted from brown seaweed.
A type of medicine that is alkaline in nature and works by neutralising excess acid.
Alginate Compounds are highly effective and suitable to use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. These include Gaviscon Original & Gaviscon Advance. This is because they act physically rather than entering the bloodstream.
Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor before taking any medicine in pregnancy.
Yes, you can suffer from both conditions. In fact 73% of people suffer from heartburn and indigestion interchangeably.
Movement of stomach acid back up into the oesophagus.
It is a condition caused by gastro-oesophageal reflux (also known as GERD - utilising the American spelling 'esophagus'). Symptoms include those of heartburn and regurgitation. It is often associated with weakening of the muscle which controls entry of food into the stomach.