Overindulgence combined with a lack of exercise over the festive period can lead to tummy troubles, as the following statistics show;
•In the UK, we consume around 10 million turkeys and 11 million Christmas cakes, and the average person eats an average of 7,000 calories on Christmas day
•37% of people suffer from indigestion after eating their Christmas dinner
•£122.7 million was spent on over the counter indigestion remedies in the UK in 2010
Expert gastroenterologist Dr John de Caestecker from University Hospitals of Leicester and Dr Nick Read, medical adviser and chair of The IBS Network, are available for comment/tips on avoiding tummy troubles this party season/Christmas
SELF TREATMENT ADVICE
Recent research has revealed that GP’s are receiving a constant influx of patients suffering from heartburn and indigestion, with 89% of GPs seeing patients suffering from symptoms of these conditions several times a week.
With the new research in mind it’s becoming increasingly important for patients to self treat. Yet research by Zantac 75 Relief indicates that nearly 90% of sufferers are confused over what type of remedy they should use to treat their symptoms effectively.
For advice on self-treatment please contact Spink
Please contact Spink for further information, advice on self treatment and expert tips on avoiding tummy troubles at Christmas/party season.
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