What is GERD? GERD is chronic acid reflux. The most common symptom of GERD is the pain of heartburn caused by refluxed acid irritating the esophagus.
Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, the tube running from the mouth to the stomach.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is now linked to use of certain heartburn medications. PPI users are at greater risk of chronic kidney disease and should know the dangers.
What is heartburn? Heartburn is a burning pain behind the breastbone. It is caused when stomach acid refluxes through the LES and irritates the esophagus.
Helicobacter pylori is found in over 50% of the world’s population. How does it contribute to heartburn, how it can be prevented, and how is it treated?
How to wean off PPIs without acid rebound. Improve your health and avoid the adverse side effects of long-term PPI use. Wean off PPIs by gradually reducing dosage by 25%-50% each week until your at 25%-50% of current intake. Tapering at 50% will take one week. Tapering by 25% will take 3 weeks. The slower the weaning process the less likelihood of acid rebound.
A proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is a drug used to reduce the production of stomach acid giving the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first part of the intestines) time to heal from irritation and erosive damage. The decrease in acid production will also help reduce acid reflux related heartburn.
Those who are pregnant have fewer remedies for heartburn relief. Many foods, herbs, and OTC medications are considered harmful during pregnancy.