Tag - antacids

Morning sickness

The nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) - ‘morning sickness’ - is common in early pregnancy. Thought to affect 70-85 per cent of pregnant women (Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2003; 4: CD000145), and often accompanied by tiredness and lethargy...

Antacids for indigestion

If you’re about to reach for that bottle of antacids after the Christmas blow-out - think again. New research suggests that the world’s most popular drugs, used for heartburn and indigestion, can double the risk of pneumonia.

Digestive distress

Q My husband is a healthy 57-year-old vegetarian, a regular exerciser, takes vitamin supplements and eats mostly organic food. Four weeks ago, for the first time in years, he had to take a week off work due to a virus that left him exhausted and...

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