Heartburn? NEVER Take These Drugs!
You just finished dinner not that long ago
And already you’ve got that familiar burning in your chest.
It seems like nearly every time you chow down, the nagging discomfort of heartburn quickly follows.
And that’s why you have heartburn and acid reflux drugs right at the front of your medicine cabinet. Ready to grab at a moment’s notice.
But before you go reaching for these drugs, there’s something you should know…
There’s a HUGE DANGER hidden inside some of these bottles.
And it could very well be the difference between life and death…
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine found a link between long-term use of certain kinds of heartburn and acid reflux medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and DEATH.
PPIs like Prilosec, Aciphex, and Prevacid.
Specifically, your risk of fatality from cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer SHOOTS UP the longer you take PPIs, even at low doses.
Here’s the sickening number: over 15 million Americans currently take PPIs.
And that doesn’t include those who purchase over-the-counter ones.
The study included a total of 214,467 patients consisting mostly of senior men whose health data was tracked for ten years.
The patients were sorted into two groups: one that took regular PPIs and another that was prescribed a different kind of acid medicine.
Researchers found that the PPI group had a 17% INCREASED RISK of death compared to the other group.
They also determined that per 1,000 patients, long-term PPI use was calculated to lead to 45 excess deaths.
The study also noted that many of the people who take PPIs are not actually prescribed them.
Bottom line: before you take heartburn drugs, check which one you’re using.
Consider opting for safer and natural alternatives to relieve your acid reflux like:
- Mix a spoonful of baking soda in a glass of water and sip
- Drink a half cup of aloe juice
- Make ginger root tea (let 3 quarter slices of ginger root simmer in boiling water, cool before drinking)