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About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about indigestion, heartburn and reflux in adults that is set out in NICE guideline 184.

This is an update of advice on indigestion that NICE produced in 2004.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult and:

  • you have symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and/or reflux

  • you have been told you have a condition called Barrett's oesophagus.

No, if you are:

  • younger than 18¬†years or

  • you have cancer of the stomach or oesophagus.

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