Heartburn: Heartburn Facts

Heartburn Facts

When it comes to heartburn, there's a lot of information out there. Here's a bit of history and other facts based on real studies.

A little heartburn history

  • The first written record of heartburn treatment dates back to the first century.
  • We've been using calcium carbonate to relieve heartburn since the first century.

Who gets heartburn

  • 25 million adults suffer from heartburn on a daily basis.
  • Experts estimate that 40% of adults experience heartburn monthly.
  • Children and infants can experience heartburn symptoms.
  • 65% of people who get daytime heartburn will also experience it at night.

Heartburn in pregnancy

  • 40-80% of pregnant women will suffer from heartburn.
  • Heartburn is associated with increased severity of nausea and vomiting. Managing heartburn may improve severity.

Heartburn relief

  • TUMS® is the number one selling antacid in North America.
  • Over 46% of people taking a PPI experience 'breakthrough heartburn'.
  • Approximately 94% of people link their heartburn symptoms to certain types of food.
  • In the U.S., antacids are the most commonly used product for relieving heartburn symptoms.