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Smoking Gun for Stomach Drugs

Heartburn Treatment

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  • Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), medications used to treat chronic heartburn, can cause more health problems than they fix
  • Research has linked PPIs to kidney disease, dementia, heart attack, overgrowth of bacteria, infections, bone fractures and the fastest growing type of esophageal cancer
  • There are several much safer and natural ways of dealing with your heartburn, including changes to your clothing, weight, foods, finding your triggers and adding acid to your meals

By Dr. Mercola

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most widely used medications in the U.S. This class of drug is used to treat chronic heartburn. Although the pain often happens in the lower to mid chest area, it is not related to heart disease or a heart attack.


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