What Are H2 Blockers?

H2 blockers, which are also called H2-receptor antagonists, are medicines used to reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces. The H2-blockers block histamine's ability to bind to one kind of histamine receptor on cells: the histamine-2 receptor. Learn what H2 blockers are and what they do. Types of H2 blockers: Axid Pepcid Tagamet Zantac Related Resources: What is Heartburn? What is GERD What is Erosive Esophagitis What is Zollinger-Ellison syndrome What are Peptic Ulcers What Are H2 Blockers? originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 22:00:47.Permalink | Comment | Email this
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Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Monday, April 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Doug Cobb popped a couple antacid pills to calm the heartburn he'd been experiencing on and off for weeks. The 60-year-old considered he might have a stomach problem, but waved it off,...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important outcome for chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus that is associated with complications, comorbidities, and lifelong care. OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to explore the impact of comorbidities on the different dimensions of HRQL among type 2 diabetic patients attending primary care. METHODS: A total of 912 type 2 diabetic patients attending primary care centers in India were assessed using a predesigned and pretested questionnaire - Diabetes Comorbidity Evaluation Tool in Primary Care. The HRQL was measured by physical an...
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Prim Health Care Res Dev Source Type: research
Authors: Hoshikawa Y, Sawada A, Sonmez S, Nikaki K, Woodland P, Yazaki E, Sifrim D Abstract Background/Aims: Mean nocturnal baseline impedance (MNBI) during multichannel intraluminal impedance pH-monitoring (MII-pH) reflects the status of esophageal mucosal integrity. MNBI is suggested as an adjunctive method to distinguish patients with true gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from functional heartburn (FH) and might predict outcomes for anti-reflux treatment. However, current methodology for calculation of MNBI is time-consuming and subject to operator-dependent selection bias. We aim to simplify and provide a...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Conclusions: Pathologic acid exposure does not appear to be associated with JE. JE patients had increased CCB and LABA use. The unexpected finding of increased LABA use warrants more investigation and may provide support for a cholinergic etiology of JE. PMID: 32235029 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study showed anti-reflux surgery was less expensive and more effective therapy over the PPI medication after 9 years of follow-up. This suggests the surgical strategy is a cost-effective alternative to PPI medication among patients who need long-term management for GERD in Korea. PMID: 32235028 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Authors: Park CH, Lee SK Abstract Studies that investigated esophageal microbiomes are limited when compared to those on intestinal microbiomes. Nevertheless, several studies have investigated the relationship between esophageal microbiomes and various esophageal diseases, owing to the advancement of next-generation sequencing techniques. Streptococcus is the most common bacterial taxon in a normal esophagus. Additionally, Haemophilus, Neisseria, Prevotella, and Veillonella are also found. However, gram-negative bacteria, including Prevotella, are more abundant in a diseased esophagus, such as in gastroesophageal r...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Authors: Park CH PMID: 32235025 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), including erosive esophagitis, is highly prevalent in the obese population. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most frequently performed bariatric procedures. The relationship between LSG and GERD has gained increasing attention. This retrospective study aims to assess the effectiveness of combined LSG and modified Rossetti anti-reflux fundoplication for the treatment of GERD on morbidly obese patients after bariatric surgery.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
L Chen, X Zhu, L Wei, Z LiuNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(4):586-588 A peptic ulcer is a rare cause of distal common bile duct stricture, Obstructive jaundice as a complication of ulcerative duodenal stenosis is quite difficult to differentiate from malignant disease, especially in those in which esophagogastroduodenoscopy examination does not reveal an ulcer. In this case report, a 61-year-old male suffered from right upper quadrant pain, chills and fever caused by duodenal and distal common bile duct stenosis originating from ulcer and was treated surgically.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
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