Constance Pietrzak, M.S., M.D., is a gastroenterologist with Advocate Medical Group in Chicago. Through her work with HealthCentral, she strives to expand knowledge on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Follow Constance on Facebook and Twitter for timely updates on IBD, and more.
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Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications commonly used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Living with IBD may put a person at higher risk for one of these conditions.
In the long term, taking PPIs can lead to some concerning side effects.