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    Research Points to 'Smoking Gun' for Proton Pump Inhibitors -AntiAcid Medications

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    yoly
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    Research Points to 'Smoking Gun' for Proton Pump Inhibitors -AntiAcid Medications

    Post by yoly on Tue Jun 14 2016, 12:03

    Research Points to 'Smoking Gun' for PPI Risks

    June 8, 2016 -- Recent research has tied certain kinds of acid-blocking heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, to a host of scary health problems, including higher risks for dementia, kidney disease, and heart attacks.

    "What’s been less clear, though, is how these meds might be contributing to so many kinds of ills ... Now researchers working out of Stanford University and Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas think they may have found an important piece of the puzzle: The drugs don’t just turn off acid pumps in the stomach. Instead, the researchers say, PPIs also block the production of acid in every cell in our bodies, an effect that hampers the body’s ability to rid itself of damaged proteins -- the “garbage” that builds up as we age"

    http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/news/20160608/proton-pump-inhibitor-health-risks
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    Re: Research Points to 'Smoking Gun' for Proton Pump Inhibitors -AntiAcid Medications

    Post by chris c on Wed Jun 15 2016, 00:19

    I was put on a PPI once (like at least a large minority or maybe a majority of the population). As soon as it worked on my heartburn the doctor halved the dose. The smaller pills were unavailable for over three weeks and when I finally got them did sod all.

    My new doctor prescribed Pepcid which I dutifully took for years.

    I was a bit disappointed that a low carb diet didn't cure my reflux as this is very common. However cutting out wheat entirely did the trick. Yet another drug that is an antidote to the wrong diet. Now wait for research to provide an antidote to the PPIs . . .

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