E-Cigarettes and Heartburn Connection


Heartburn Causes

Electronic cigarettes are popular yet the medical industry is just beginning to learn about the side effects of their use.1 From a cursory review of e-cigarette forums and social media platforms, a potential association between vaping and heartburn is found.2 With e-cigarette users voicing concern about a connection between vaping and heartburn (a symptom of […]

October 25, 2019

How to Wean Off PPIs and Why


Heartburn Medication

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.

July 13, 2015

What Is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)?


Heartburn Medication

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.

July 2, 2015