Pharmacy Corner
Heartburn: A Burning Sensation When should I see a doctor?

Sometimes heartburn can be something more serious. If you have other symptoms, it could be a more serious condition.4 Speak to your doctor if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Your heartburn starts after the age of 50 years
  • Vomiting blood or frequent vomiting
  • Black or bloody stools
  • Trouble swallowing or have pain when swallowing
  • Chest pain when you are active
  • Unintentional weight loss (>5% of your usual weight)
  • Dizzy or lightheaded
  • If over-the-counter medications don’t improve your heartburn

If you’re ever unsure about your symptoms, speak to a doctor or pharmacist.