GERD and fibromyalgia are bidirectionally related with fibromyalgia patients at slightly greater risk of developing GERD than GERD patients developing fibromyalgia.
Researchers have linked proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to liver disease. PPIs make changes to gut bacteria that promote liver disease in existing patients.
The Mediterranean diet and drinking alkaline water are shown to be better at treating acid reflux symptoms than PPIs. Consider diet as an option for treating reflux.
PPIs, a heartburn drug used by millions, are linked to a higher risk of death. Increased mortality rates are likely associated with PPI side effects.
NSAIDs including aspirin and ibuprofen irritate the esophagus causing heartburn thus increasing the severity of GERD or contributing to its development.
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.
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.
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.