Heartburn and dyspepsia are digestive complaints which may cause symptoms such as discomfort, pain, a burning sensation felt behind the breastbone of the upper chest, feelings of fullness or bloating, wind, constipation, diarrhoea, undigested food in the stools, intestinal cramps and nausea. Heartburn typically commences 30 to 60 minutes aftereating and is caused by impaired gastric function.
Pepcid and Mylanta are antacids which decrease the amount of digestive acid produced in the stomach. Inhibiting theproduction of digestive enzymes in the stomach may initially take away the symptoms of your condition but this can also cause a worsening of the situation in the long term. Eventually the continued inhibition ofthe enzymes and acids produced will cause further digestive sluggishness and reflux and heartburn can get worse.
In regards to your question asking how long will it take to heal the digestive tract and re-correct digestive imbalances, each individual responds to therapies differently and therefore it is a matter of how your body works. Generally with digestive complaints it is slow going. But by following some of the suggestions below, your path to digestive harmony may be eased along the way. Slippery elm has been used successfully for heartburn complaints because it settles the stomach and coats the digestive system to protect it from acids and degradation.