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Prilosec and other heartburn drugs can double risk of kidney failure, study finds

5/25/2015 - Popular heartburn drugs available over-the-counter as well as by prescription can double the risk of acute kidney failure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and published in the journal CMAJ Open on...

Top ways to get rid of acid reflux and heartburn

7/8/2014 - There are a number of different foods that can contribute to heartburn and acid reflux. While they are both uncomfortable conditions, there are also medical reasons for reducing their incidences. For example, repeated episodes of acid reflux can lead to irritation of the esophagus and, eventually, make...

Six natural ways to combat heartburn

4/4/2014 - Heartburn, which is not really related to the heart at all, is a widespread condition that occurs when a person experiences acid reflux. Acid reflux is when stomach acid, mixed with partially digested food or liquids, move into the throat and esophagus of a person, causing irritation. More than 60...

Five best homeopathic remedies for the treatment of heartburn, GERD and acid reflux

11/22/2012 - Homeopathy offers a selection of remedies for the treatment of heartburn and painful acid reflux symptoms. Homeopathy works by giving a tiny dose of a remedy whose characteristics are similar to those of the person who needs that remedy. The remedy stimulates the individual's own vital force, or immune...

Who do you rely on for solutions to your reflux and heartburn?

11/3/2012 - Larry the Cable Guy is dependable for a good laugh when he appears on TV, but what's the joke when Larry is giving health advice? Larry the Cable Guy is now an official spokesperson for Proctor and Gamble's latest heartburn solution, Prilosec OTC. It's not a laughing matter to see that many people in...

Alkaline water may reduce acid reflux activation

10/24/2012 - According to researchers at the Voice Institute of New York, alkaline water may just be a heartburn sufferer's new best friend. Apparently, the alkalinity in artesian well water with natural bicarbonate (pH 8.8) can permanently inactivate pepsin in vitro. Pepsin is activated by contact with acid and...

Eliminate gas, bloating, and heartburn for good with these simple steps

9/1/2012 - Gas can be part of a normal digestive process. In that case, the small amount of gas is absorbed into the bloodstream and exhaled. When excess gas accumulates, there can be problems. Gas that accumulates excessively in the large intestine is released as flatulence. A little is not unusual. But excessive...

Six natural remedies for acid reflux

4/26/2012 11:42:24 AM - Acid reflux, commonly called heartburn, is caused when digestive acids flow up from the stomach and into the esophagus. The esophagus, located in the heart region of the chest, becomes irritated with a burning sensation. There are lesser known symptoms other than heartburn for acid reflux as well:...

Alkaline-forming foods prevent acid reflux, heartburn, GERD and Barrett's Esophagus

2/13/2012 - Acid reflux is the condition where food and stomach acids regurgitate back into the esophagus, causing burning pain in the lower chest accompanied by a host of other symptoms such as bloating, belching, sore throats, snoring, difficulty breathing and ulcers. The early stages of digestion occur with...

Heartburn and The Heart

2/28/2011 - A friend (I'll call her Sandy) just emailed that she spent 10 hours in the Emergency Department yesterday with chest pain. Her chest felt totally constricted and she couldn't breathe. It began, she said, after a siege of heartburn in the morning and she said she hadn't lifted anything that morning. Before...

Cinnamon, ginger and apple cider vinegar are great natural heartburn remedies

2/21/2011 - The terms heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) describe a chronic condition that is both painful and expensive - costing our economy as much as $10 billion annually in medical care costs and lost productivity. Standard interventions of medication and surgery also include...

Proton Pump Inhibitors to Treat GERD Cause Heartburn Problems

8/13/2009 - Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex. These and a dozen more drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have quickly become superstars of Big Pharma. As recently reported by US News and World Report, last year people worldwide shelled out some $ 25.6 billion for these drugs that are supposed to alleviate...

How pH Levels and Acidity Relate to Heartburn

6/27/2008 - The human body has a high water content; water is an essential medium for transportation of nutrients, biochemicals and oxygen all throughout the human body. This water-based medium may have acidic or alkaline properties that are measured by a graduated scale known as pH (potential hydrogen). Levels...

FDA Approves Prescription Proton Pump Inhibitor Drug for 1-11 Year Olds

4/15/2008 - The FDA recently approved the short term use of the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug Nexium for children one to eleven years old for the treatment of GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Paradoxically, (www.worstpills.org) , the Health Research Group of Public Citizen recently issued a warning about...

Taking the Burn Out of Heartburn Naturally

3/14/2008 - According to the National Institute of Health, approximately 25 million Americans are suffering from heartburn each year. With such a large number of the population afflicted with this painful and potentially dangerous health problem, chances are that you are represented in this statistic. Over the...

Frutarom investigating whether fenugreek herb may be helpful for heartburn

2/11/2007 - Multinational flavors and fragrances manufacturer Frutarom is investigating the heartburn-prevention effects of fenugreek extract, after preliminary evidence suggests that it may provide a safe and effective treatment for the common problem. In October 2006, Frutarom acquired Acatris Health, which...

Heartburn sufferers shouldn't be too quick to reach for the antacids; heartburn medications do more harm than good

7/25/2006 - Before you reach for the antacids to deal with troublesome heartburn, you might want to consider simply changing your eating habits. Most people are aware that eating too quickly or eating certain foods can trigger heartburn, yet few people are willing to change how and what they eat. Instead, they...

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