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Acid Reflux Halo Treatment

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Chronic Acid Reflux is common and popular medications like Prilosec and Nexium are effective treatments. But left untreated, doctors believe chronic reflux can lead to another serious condition affecting the esophagus. It is called Barrett’s Esophagus, and in some cases it can lead to cancer of the esophagus, which is very hard to treat unless […]

Study: Acid Reflux Drugs Cause Rebound Symptoms

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Source: WebMD Stopping PPI Drugs Can Lead to Increased Acid Reflux Proton pump inhibitors are highly effective treatments for acid reflux symptoms, but taking prescription-strength dosages of the drugs for just a few months can lead to dependency, new research suggests. Healthy adults in the study with no history of acid reflux symptoms — such […]

Digestion not hurt by heartburn meds

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Pills to curb acid in stomach tame pain but leave plenty to process food Source: YOU DOCS Q. I have GERD and take Nexium (a proton pump inhibitor) for it. Does reducing the amount of acid in my stomach slow the digestion of food. — Tracie A. Not likely. Proton-pump inhibitors such as Nexium and […]