Antacid Medications are generally the first line of defense a physician will recommend when a patient presents with acid reflux symptoms. Antacids neutralize digestive acids when they enter the esophagus. They are best used alone for the relief of occasional bouts of heartburn. Persistent heartburn should be addressed by a physician.
A recent headline that reported on a finding from the Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute said popular acid reflux drugs may lead to cognitive impairment in older adults. The study was published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. After observing more than 1,500 older…