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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

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.

"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.

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 Rackley

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

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 Rackley

The Risks of Acid-Reducing Drugs

Proton pump inhibitors are the most effective medicines for reducing stomach acid. But studies suggest those drugs have several serious downsides.

By Tim Gower

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 Rackley

Proton Pump Inhibitors: How Safe Are They?

Increasing evidence suggests over time, proton pump inhibitors, used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, may not be as benign as people think.

By Monica Smith

Surgery Versus Drugs to Treat GERD

Drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are usually the first therapy recommended to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surgery is another option.

By Monica Smith