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Diet may be as good as meds for some types of reflux

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If you’re one of those millions of people using one of the many available proton pump inhibitors (PPI) out there to treat your gastroesophageal reflux and you’re not sure about what you can do for yourself to discontinue the use of this potentially very problematic medication, you will likely be very interested in a new […]

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Watch Out: Finally, some good news about PPIs

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Over the last few years, there’s been a torrent of potentially bad news about using PPIs for reflux treatment, especially for long-term-use. One of the scariest was a report in JAMA that using PPIs may be linked to a higher risk of dementia. So it brings me great pleasure (and as a long-term user of […]

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Watch out: How safe are PPIs?

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PPIs, a category of anti-acid reflux drugs than includes such household names as Nexium, Losec, Prilosec, Dexilant, and several others, are among the most common prescription drugs in the world. In addition, several PPI formulations are available OTC without prescription. Hence, millions and millions of people use them. In theory, for the vast majority of […]