Posts Tagged 'acid reflux'

Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer

acid reflux drugs linked to cancer and kidney diseaseThe Esophageal Cancer Action Network, or ECAN, is working to shine light on the possibility of over-the-counter acid reflux medications increasing a patient’s risk for a type of cancer called Barrett’s esophagus. The group recently conducted a poll that found 86 percent of Americans are unaware of the danger they assume when taking common drugs like Prilosec and Nexium.

The problem may lie with the way ...

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New Research Links Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Damage

PPI use associated with kidney failureSounding more like a piece from a spaceship than a class of drugs, proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are most widely used to treat gastric or digestive distress. Those with frequent bouts of heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, and other ailments have almost certainly sought relief via a proton pump inhibitor at some point.

Numbers on the use of PPIs can be hard to come by. For example, we know that 2013 saw ...

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