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Growing up, sports were a huge part of my life. I played a little bit of everything but at the age of about 6, I started playing ice hockey and for the next dozen years it was all-hockey-everything.
Playing hockey 5-7 days a week meant I was super active and I was quick to learn as a teenager that if I had things like burgers and sodas on game day, I was gonna be dragging-ass. But I remember one day, my senior year, I’d had jambalaya and a soda after school before practice and when I hit the ice I had the strangest feeling of discomfort – I soon came to learn it was heartburn. Soon after I would learn I am one of the 3 million cases a year in the US of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) aka acid reflux.
Ten years later and now all I know if the familiarity of discomfort that accompanies heartburn when I work out, go for a run, or
embarrass myself play a game of pickup hoops. Even worse, the life of a fan is often entangled with things like beer and tailgating food – all things that can cause discomfort for those of us who suffer from frequent heartburn.
While I’m never going to be an all-out gym rat because I’m too lazy nor was I ever good enough at hockey to pull a Dennis Quaid in The Rookie (2002), the annoyance of heartburn gives me yet another excuse to be lazy and avoid physical activity. On rare occasions, I’ve been on a run and had to bail because of the incredible discomfort caused by particularly bad heartburn.
More often these days, it’s the pre/during/post-game that has me fighting off heartburn. I love few things more than a good tailgate – delicious grub, cold beer, good times all around. As I’ve gotten older, there has been a direct correlation to how good a tailgate is and how bad my heartburn feels.
One of the best ways to minimize the discomfort of heartburn is to minimize acidic, fatty foods and alcohol, plus avoid over-eating. You know what happens at tailgates? People (myself included) over-eat chili, wings, and other delicious foods as they wash it all down with ice cold beer. While that makes my soul incredibly happy, my body hates my decision making.
So, what am I going to do? I’m never giving up tailgating. I’m never giving up delicious food. I’m never giving up beer. I’m never giving up on the occasional run or pickup game of hoops.
Enter an amazing little tablet called Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets, or Omeprazole ODT.
Omeprazole ODT can provide long-lasting relief from heartburn, for up to 24 hours. Thanks to Omeprazole ODT’s long-lasting protection, this tablet is an ideal choice for frequent heartburn sufferers such as myself.
Not only do I rely on Omeprazole ODT for reliable relief from heartburn but I use it because it is so convenient. Omeprazole ODT comes in an easy-to-take, strawberry-flavored disintegrating tablet. Thanks to the tablet’s MELTech formula, I can simply take Omeprazole ODT whenever and wherever – I don’t even need to have a drink to comfortably take the medication.
If you also suffer from frequent heartburn then you’re likely familiar with Omeprazole. Omeprazole ODT is the same as the Omeprazole that’s currently available but in a more convenient form, so it is a true win-win: just as effective but with improved convenience.
If you’re unfamiliar with Omeprazole, then you should know that it is not intended for immediate relief and may take 1-4 days to feel the full effect. One dose taken every 24 hours for 14 days is the full course of treatment. Also, you shouldn’t take Omeprazole for more than 14 days, or more often than every four months unless directed by your doctor.
Additionally, if you’ve never taken disintegrating tablets, be sure you don’t chew Omeprazole ODT or take it with water.
If you’re looking to for heartburn relief on and off the field, be on the lookout for Omeprazole ODT at a store near you using the store locator.