Heartburn, stomach ache and poor digestion are symptoms attributed to an excessive production of gastric juices that damage the mucin, a substance that covers and protects the stomach mucosa from acidity, causing an inflammation known as gastritis. In this case it is necessary to curb hyperacidity and protect the stomach mucosa from irritations.
Reflux, acid regurgitation and heartburn are symptoms attributed to the acid content flowing up into the esophagus, due to a malfunctioning of the cardias, a valve that divides the esophagus from the stomach. If the acid content reaches the mouth, in addition to heartburn also regurgitation, cough and laryngitis may occur. In this case it is necessary to protect the esophageal mucosa against acidity and stop the backflow of stomach fluids into the throath.