Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. People also associate it with a bitter taste in the throat or mouth. The pain often worsens after eating, in the evening, or lying down or bending over.
More than 15 million adults have heartburn every day, including many pregnant women. Is heartburn harmful to health? Heartburn typically occurs when contents from the stomach back up into the esophagus (acid reflux). The esophagus is a tube that carries food and fluids from the mouth into the stomach. The acids from the stomach can cause inflammation and, in some cases, cancer in the esophagus.
Dealing with acid reflux and stomach issues can be difficult. Your health care provider will often need to know exactly when the symptoms start and if there any triggers as part of their diagnosis, medication, or diet recommendations. Giving a precise answer is not always easy, but this is where the "Reflux Tracker" App can help.
The "Reflux Tracker" App gives you the tools you need to accurately and easily record your symptoms. It can track problems over a period of 10 days or even more, and it takes just 30 seconds to add all the important information.
You enter the relevant data twice a day, recording your eating habits, medication being taken, and the symptoms experienced. It uses a clear, graphical interface that is easy to follow. In this way, you can easily track whether food or medicine impacts the symptoms. The App collects the detailed information that your healthcare professional needs.
Giving that information to your doctor or pharmacist couldn't be easier, as the App allows you to export your ten-day history into a PDF file to print or send digitally.
As we know, the most common cause of reflux is food that's acidic or high in fat—onions, chocolate, coffee, beer, tomatoes and peppermint. Spicy foods or large meals can also be the root of distress. It makes sense to track your symptoms to find your personal triggers. Because it's so easy to use, "Reflux Tracker" is the ideal way to accompany you and your health care provider on your way to tackle your symptoms.