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Is Your Heartburn Med Linked to Kidney Disease?

A study published in Scientific Reports suggests proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat heartburn or acid reflux may increase kidney disease risk.

By Diane Domina
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Acid Reflux in Pregnancy: Causes and Treatments

There are many ways to handle GERD when pregnant, from dietary changes to over-the-counter meds.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
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"I Don't Want to Take All That Medication"

Many people suffer through reflux symptoms, not wanting to seek medical care and risk the possible side effects of some harmful medications.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Woman experiencing pain while swallowing.

Reflux: How You Know It's More Serious

Reflux that can sneak up on you or stays persistent means something about your medication or diagnosis needs to change.

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
Man eating salad for lunch.

Treating Silent Reflux with Plant-Based Diets

If you have silent reflux, switching to a plant-based diet might actually help as much as drugs, according to this study.

By Sophie Ramsey
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Unconventional Acid Reflux Medications

What happens when medications fail, aren’t tolerated, interact with your other medications, or can’t be taken because of issues in your medical history?

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
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PPI Medication and Childhood Fractures

Did you know that children prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have a 22 percent increased risk of fractures?

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
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Taking Antacids May Be Risky

Do you use antacids such as Alka-Seltzer or Bromo Seltzer to relieve heartburn or a sour stomach? If so, you could be setting yourself up for gastric bleeding.

By HealthAfter50
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How to Find Relief for Indigestion

Over-the-counter remedies like antacid tablets are often sufficient for relief of indigestion, but recurrent or persistent symptoms require medical attention.

By HealthAfter50
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Are You Taking GERD Medications Correctly?

Drugs for acid reflux are most effective when used properly.

By HealthAfter50