Some heartburn history
- The first written record of heartburn dates back to Galen in 200AD. The term was based on the observation that diseases of the esophagus often mimicked diseases of the heart.
Who gets heartburn?
- On average, 5 million Canadians experience heartburn and/or acid regurgitation at least once each week1
- Approximately 24% of Canadians experience heartburn daily or more often.2
1Source: Canadian Digestive Health Association
Heartburn & pregnancy
- The incidence of heartburn during pregnancy have been reported to be 17%-45%.3
- Heartburn is a common complaint during pregnancy. Antacids, including those containing calcium are recommended as first-line treatment of heartburn and acid reflux during pregnancy4. If you are pregnant consult with your health care professional before taking any medication while pregnant.
Always use TUMS as directed. If you are concerned about acidity during pregnancy, consult your doctor.
3Source: Vazquez JC. Heartburn in Pregnancy. BJM Clinical Evidence 2015; 09:1411
4Source: Law, R., Maltepe, C., Bozzo, P., Einarson, A. Canadian Family Physician. Motheriskk Update: Treatment of heartburn and acid reflux associated with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. 56:143-144.
- TUMS is the number one selling antacid tablet in Canada.