The holiday season is the most gastronomically intense time of the year, resulting in many people experiencing heartburn after indulging in rich food and large portions. The good news is that there are things you can do to make digestion much more comfortable and prevent the occurrence of these symptoms.
Acid blocking heartburn medications are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S., despite the fact that they are dangerous and habit-forming.
A popular class of drugs that treat acid reflux and heartburn, which includes Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium, has long been considered effective with few side effects. Recent research finds this presumed safety is a fallacy. What’s more, studies show that a large percentage of the people who take the medications don’t actually need them.
Over-the-counter antacids, as so many other over-the-counter medications, are often mistakenly thought of as harmless. It turns out that drugs which are commonly used to treat heartburn can raise your risk of a heart attack by as much as a fifth if you take them daily.
Three common causes of acid reflux that, when corrected, can help many people end their vicious cycle of dependence on dangerous acid reflux medications.
Most people think that their chronic acid reflux and indigestion is related to excessive amounts of stomach acid production. However, in most situations, nothing could be further from the truth.
Conventional medicine is finally admitting that PPIs are dangerous. Their solution? Surgery, of course.
Most heartburn sufferers rely on medications, but new research indicates that breathing exercise may help significantly.