High-Dose Heartburn Meds Linked To Stroke

HEARTBURN MEDICATION LINKED TO STROKE Proton pump inhibitors treat heartburn, but according to a study these drugs increase people's overall stroke risk by more than 20%.   A popular category of heartburn medications – including Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec & Protonix – may increase your risk of stroke, a new study suggests.  The study lead author is …

Acid Reflux, Indigestion, Heartburn or GERD: Is It Really High Stomach Acid?

Doubtful. If you're suffering from any supposed high acid problems, you are likely on a PPI or antacid medication of some kind, which can bring their own problems in that they can slow absorption and make you more vulnerable to nutrient deficiency, allergies and infections, so it can really pay dividends to consider the real …

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Unnecessary and Risky?

There was a report in the Daily Mail 11.5.10 stating that millions of patients are being unnecessarily treated with expensive indigestion drugs that can cause serious side-effects.  The prescription drugs - proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) - stop acid backflow from the stomach to stop heartburn.   But research into PPIs found between half and two thirds of such …