Back-to-School Stress Tips for Parents

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Does back-to-school have you stressed out? Stress can wreck havoc on your body causing everything from heartburn to acid indigestion! To help keep the stress at bay, we are sharing some tips from Rolaids so that you can both understand and manage two of the top symptoms that are associated with back-to-school stress.

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Heartburn Symptoms: The primary symptom of heartburn is a painful, burning sensation in the chest. It occurs when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, usually because the opening between your stomach and esophagus isn't working properly.

Acid Indigestion Symptoms: The common symptoms of acid indigestion, or upset stomach, include a feeling of fullness during or after a meal, burning or pain in the upper abdomen, nausea or bloating.

Tips for Minimizing Heartburn Symptoms

    • Wear loose-fitting clothes.
    • Eat smaller, more frequent meals, so your stomach doesn't get too full.
    • If you're on a prescription medication that is causing heartburn, speak to your healthcare professional about other options.
    • Raise the head of your bed by putting blocks under the bedposts. Extra pillows alone may not help.
    • Limit the foods and beverages that worsen symptoms.
    • Stop smoking and/or drinking alcohol.
    • Excess weight can sometimes make symptoms worse. So if you are overweight, try to lose weight if you can and if your healthcare professional recommends it.

    Tips for Minimizing Indigestion Symptoms

      • Eat smaller, more frequent meals, so your stomach doesn't get too full.
      • Wear loose-fitting clothes.
      • If you're on a prescription medication that is causing indigestion, speak to your healthcare professional about other options.
      • Get plenty of rest. It will reduce the stress and fatigue that can make indigestion worse.
      • Try to limit the foods and beverages that worsen symptoms.
      • Don't smoke or drink alcohol.
      • Excess weight can sometimes make symptoms worse. So if you are overweight, try to lose weight if you can and if your healthcare professional recommends it.
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