Heartburn and indigestion are closely associated. That's because these conditions result from problems involving stomach acid. As a result, although the symptoms of the two conditions may differ, the remedies used to treat them are often the same.
Have you been suffering from heartburn or indigestion during the night or in the morning? If so, it could be a good idea to get yourself into a new night-time routine, which may help avoid the pain and discomfort of these conditions.
So many of us love our spicy foods. What will you eat this week? Chilli con carne? Chorizo sausages? Perhaps a vindaloo? What we don't love though, is heartburn. And while this isn't an inevitable consequence of eating spicy foods, it's certainly possible. But why?
You probably already know that our stomachs contain acid. But let's have a closer look at the role of the stomach and stomach acid in the digestive process, and how excess acid can potentially be the cause of a health-related problem.