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Monday, February 15, 2016

Risks of heartburn medications - NBC Nightly News


Proton pump inhibitors include: Prilosec (omeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Aciphex (rabeprazole).



Heartburn Medicine Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk, Study Shows
MON, FEB 08

A new study from Johns Hopkins shows that the acid reducing drugs are associated with kidney issues, fractures and infections.

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/heartburn-medicine-linked-to-chronic-kidney-disease-risk-study-shows-618929731773


Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk, Study Shows
MON, FEB 15

The new warning comes after researchers found that proton pump inhibitors — a group of drugs that includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid — could be linked to dementia.

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/popular-heartburn-drugs-linked-to-dementia-risk-study-shows-623341123665

Instead ... consider an integrative approach:

PATIENT HANDOUT: An Integrative Approach to GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/module_gerd_patient.pdf

PHYSICIAN HANDOUT: An Integrative Approach to GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/module_gerd_clinician.pdf

GERD Elimination Diet

http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/handout_gerd_elim_diet_patient.pdf

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