A study published in Scientific Reports suggests proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat heartburn or acid reflux may increase kidney disease risk.
There are many ways to handle GERD when pregnant, from dietary changes to over-the-counter meds.
Many people suffer through reflux symptoms, not wanting to seek medical care and risk the possible side effects of some harmful medications.
Reflux that can sneak up on you or stays persistent means something about your medication or diagnosis needs to change.
If you have silent reflux, switching to a plant-based diet might actually help as much as drugs, according to this study.
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?
Did you know that children prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have a 22 percent increased risk of fractures?
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.
Over-the-counter remedies like antacid tablets are often sufficient for relief of indigestion, but recurrent or persistent symptoms require medical attention.
Drugs for acid reflux are most effective when used properly.