Researchers Weigh Benefits, Risks of PPIs

PPIs, or proton pump inhibitors, are among the most common prescription drugs and are used to treat acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and stomach ulcers.
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HEARTBURN is a burning chest pain that ’s caused by stomach acid reflux symptoms. This Christmas, you could lower your risk of heartburn and indigestion by eating certain foods in your diet. These are the best foods to prevent acid reflux and heartburn.
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HEARTBURN is a burning chest pain that ’s caused by stomach acid reflux symptoms. This Christmas, you could be at risk of heartburn and indigestion by eating certain foods in your diet. These are the foods you should avoid this festive season to prevent the condition.
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BEST supplements for heartburn: The condition is a symptom of acid reflux, which is often caused by certain food and drink. While heartburn doesn ’t tend to last a long time, there are things you can do to ease the burning feeling in your chest.
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I’ve always thought it sounded counterintuitive to use an acid to alleviate indigestion, but the number of times I’ve heard people treat their symptoms of heartburn with apple cider vinegar is too large to count. So, I decided to look into whether this strategy works, and to do some investigation about the idea behind its use. To my surprise, there is no research published in medical journals that addresses using raw apple cider vinegar to treat heartburn, despite widespread use and recommendations from blogs and websites. What is heartburn? Heartburn is most commonly caused by stomach acid contents traveling u...
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Background: Symptom index (SI) and symptom association probability (SAP) are popular methods used to measure symptom association in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Aim: To investigate whether these 2 methods yield similar results in analysis of both typical and atypical GERD symptoms. Materials and Methods: Combined impedance-pH reflux studies of 1471 patients tested for possible GERD symptoms from January 2010 to May 2015 were reviewed. SI and SAP were analyzed for typical and atypical GERD symptoms including heartburn, regurgitation, indigestion, chest pain, cough, and throat clearing (TC). ...
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Conclusion The results of this relatively small cohort study seem to show that a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is equally good as PPI medication at treating acid reflux symptoms when people also follow standard advice to cut out certain things from their diet. This might suggest that the first port of call for people with gastro-oesophageal reflux could be to try a Mediterranean diet before going on PPI medication, to avoid potential side effects. There are, however, some limitations to this research: Cohort studies can only show links and cannot prove definite cause and effect, and retrospective coh...
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HEARTBURN - also known as acid reflux - is a common causes of indigestion that affects one in six adults in the UK. It can be caused by wearing clothes too tight around the stomach.
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Conclusion This larger set of observational data finds that PPI drugs are associated with an increase in the risk of early death compared with either H2 blockers or no acid suppression drugs. This was the case for participants both with and without gastrointestinal problems. It also appears as though the longer the PPIs drugs are taken, the greater the risk of death. Considering that these drugs are widely used in the UK, these findings may cause concern. But the research has a number of important limitations: The study was conducted in a population of mostly white, older US male veterans, which might limit the abi...
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More than five million bottles and packets of proton pump inhibitors are prescribed each year in England to treat gastroesophageal reflux, a severe form of heartburn (file pic).
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HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest.
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