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Looking for heartburn remedies in Krakow.


Cardno85 31 | 976  
8 Jul 2009 /  #1
Just a quick question before I jump to the Apteka. I have been getting quite bad heartburn today, what are some of the brand names of heartburn treatments here...I have not seen rennies or gaviscon here. Also if you don't know then what is Polish for heartburn so I can ask the wee woman.
jump_bunny 5 | 237  
8 Jul 2009 /  #2
Also if you don't know then what is Polish for heartburn so I can ask the wee woman

Zgaga.

I have not seen rennies or gaviscon here.

They surely have rennies, I don't know about gaviscon :-)
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
8 Jul 2009 /  #3
I haven't seen them anywhere, I must be looking in the wrong places!
Harry  
8 Jul 2009 /  #4
Rennies are here. I use something in a green bottle, can't remember the name of it but it has got a fairly self-explanitory picture on the label.

Your other alternative would be to ask z_dupek. He appears to be something of a medical expert.
jump_bunny 5 | 237  
8 Jul 2009 /  #5
Just go to Apteka and speak English. In case they don't understand (which would be rather strange) say: Czy może mi pani coś polecić na zgagę? Nie mówię po Polsku i ładnie pani dziś wygląda. LOL

Sorted.
z_darius 14 | 3,969  
8 Jul 2009 /  #6
Cardno,

for immediate but temporary relief a glass of milk will do. jump-bunny offered a good suggestion but if you get heartburn frequently you may want to see a doctor for him to check what the underlying condition is. Over the counter medications won't treat it. They only provide a relief.

While looking at your photo you don't seem like being in the heart attack zone (yet) heartburn is sometimes one of the first manifestations of cardiac issues.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jul 2009 /  #7
There should be Rennies, Cardno. There are Rennies in Gliwice, in Tesco 100%. If not, Manti for sure. I get this too and I know that it's zgaga as stated above. Indigestion is niestrawność. I even know them in Japanese as I had both there too (it runs in the family). Mune-yake and shokafuryo, lol.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
8 Jul 2009 /  #8
I haven't seen them anywhere, I must be looking in the wrong places!

You can get them in normal shops, I do worry about you sometimes. Bloody one illness after another. Stop smoking and drinking and you will be ok!

:)
Harry  
8 Jul 2009 /  #9
Manti

That's the stuff in the green bottle!
michalek - | 42  
8 Jul 2009 /  #10
the most popular are listed here, you can buy them online :)

vitanea.pl/category/view/apteka/nadkwasota-i-zgaga.html
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jul 2009 /  #11
I take the tablets, Harry, so I've never seen the green bottle.
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
8 Jul 2009 /  #12
Stop smoking and drinking and you will be ok!

No!

I don't get heartburn that often. Only if I drink farrrr too much of certain types of beer. And I get it if I drink copious amounts of Tequila. But I just hadn't seen rennies about, but i found some today.

I actually found the best relief back home was a spoonful of bicarb in water.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jul 2009 /  #13
Cardno, drink some mint tea, it's a real palliative, trust me. Beer and heavy food are horrible for inducing it.

Smoking will not induce it.
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
8 Jul 2009 /  #14
Smoking will not induce it

No, that's probably what caused the Asthma though :P
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jul 2009 /  #15
For sure, I smoked a bit in Japan and developed asthma-like symptoms. I only have a puff at night now and I feel nothing.

Seriously though, try the mint tea for those moments when your chest feels cramped and tight. It's instantly soothing.
sadieann 2 | 205  
8 Jul 2009 /  #16
Try Ginger. Drink as a tea.
graceingdansk - | 24  
11 Jul 2009 /  #17
jump_bunny GOLD MEMBER Edited by: jump_bunny Jul 8, 09, 16:39 #5

Just go to Apteka and speak English. In case they don't understand (which would be rather strange) say: Czy może mi pani coś polecić na zgagę? Nie mówię po Polsku i ładnie pani dziś wygląda. LOL

Sorted.

Only say the last part of that sentence in Polish if you want a date!
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Try a teaspoon of baking soda and vinegar in a small glass of water- It may not be the best tasting stuff in the world, but it's guaranteed to take care of the heartburn.
Bzibzioh  
11 Jul 2009 /  #18
Try a teaspoon of baking soda

You will get constipated if you'd take that much of baking soda. Half of the teaspoon will do.
pgtx 29 | 3,159  
11 Jul 2009 /  #19
so I can ask the wee woman

what if it's going to be a guy? you'll ask for something else?

beside... you've been in Krakow for such short period of time and got heartburn already? shame...

;)
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
11 Jul 2009 /  #20
baking soda

To be fair, it will work, but it's only really the bicarbonate of soda that works. No need to spend the extra money.

beside... you've been in Krakow for such short period of time and got heartburn already? shame...

Ach, these things happen...I am fully healthy now. Just got a bit of a hangover...but nothing a day in bed watching rubbish TV and listening to the Ashes won't fix :D
graceingdansk - | 24  
13 Jul 2009 /  #21
You are mistaken Cardno85.

The bicarb works together with the vinegar.
The problem with heartburn isn't too much acid, in fact, it's not enough.
When you take prescription or over-the-counter antacids, you're disturbing the natural flora in the gut.
What causes indigestion is excess alcohol, refined sugar, processed food, white flour, etc.- all the crap we all love and crave.

Don't want heartburn in the first place? Take a teaspoon full of apple cider vinegar daily either in water, or on a veg- problem solved! You then don't have to resort to a bicarb-vinegar combo.
Jihozapad  
13 Jul 2009 /  #22
The bicarb works together with the vinegar.

The problem with heartburn isn't too much acid, in fact, it's not enough.

If you can explain how adding a neutralising agent to an acid will reduce the pH (when the intention is to increase pH to relieve the pain caused by higher acidity) I'm all ears!

When you take prescription or over-the-counter antacids, you're disturbing the natural flora in the gut.

In h.pylori-related gastritis, it is true that antacids (e.g. H2 blockers) may not be fully effective without the appropriate antibiotics. But this is more likely in long-term use. One tablet is unlikely to have much effect.

What causes indigestion is excess alcohol, refined sugar, processed food, white flour, etc.- all the crap we all love and crave.

and which - wait for it - raises gastric acidity in many cases!
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
13 Jul 2009 /  #23
I found that they also sell Gaviscon here but under a different brand name.

That's given me an idea for a new thread.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
13 Jul 2009 /  #24
I only have a puff at night now and I feel nothing.

You must have slackarsesyndrome though ;0)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Jul 2009 /  #25
I must have, yeah ;) ;)
dnz 17 | 710  
13 Jul 2009 /  #26
baking powder/ bicarbonate of soda diluted in a glass of water, failing that you can buy rennies from tesco or try advil or something if its really bad,
graceingdansk - | 24  
14 Jul 2009 /  #27
jihozapad, No, No, No....Use of antibiotics is intestinal suicide!

Check these links out, then decide...of cousre- if you're a med student, then you are being brain-washed by your instructors having you believe that a pharmacudical, especially an antibiotic, will cure, or even help gut troubles.

What you need is an in-depth study on Holistic Medicine and Neutrition.

My 80 year-old dad mixes a teaspoon of plain-old vinegar with a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water when he over-indulges with food/alcohol. He has never been sick a day in his life.

I have not experienced any heartburn after I began taking the apple cider vinegar 15 years ago for IBS. It works! The only thing I caution is that it be real, raw cider vinegar ( not the flavored stuff ) for optimal benefit. One of the links talks about this.

What I'm suggesting is a cure, and immediate help for simple heartburn or indigestion. A licensed Naturopath or Holistic Practitioner should be contacted for more serious issues.
Arlene  
14 Jul 2009 /  #28
I wouldn't take anything from counters. I think you should see your doctor. It might not be heartburn. It could be ulcer. I wouldn't waste my time posting in here. Go to your doctor and you will be well quicker. Good Luck.

Let me know what doctor say!!!!!
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
14 Jul 2009 /  #29
Let me know what doctor say!!!!!

I don't know, never went to see him. Just popped a few rennies, stayed off the booze for a night and it was fine again.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Jul 2009 /  #30
Arlene seems like one of these brainwashed people. Can I remind you that a doctor is only human and may not have had heartburn in their life. I have and so has my family, I'm sure I'm just as able to advise as they are.

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