Posts Tagged 'kidney disease'

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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Frequent Use of Heartburn Medications May Lead to Kidney Damage

heartburn medications may cause kidney damageA new batch of research shows that frequent and long-term use of some of the most commonly used heartburn medications may, over time, lead to kidney damage.

Drugs like Prilosec OTC, Prevacid, and Nexium fall into a class known as PPIs, or proton-pump inhibitors. The drugs work by stifling the body’s ability to produce gastric acid; one of the key factors in experiencing frequent heartburn.

Most heartburn is treated over the ...

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