Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can cause a wide range of problems, from chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, iron deficiency anemia, and stomach cancer to diseases of the liver, cardiovascular system, skin, and many other body systems. If you … Read More
Coping with gastritis and its many symptoms is about as much fun as getting punched in the stomach. Your first instinct may be to reach for an antacid medication because that usually provides quick gastritis relief. But if you want to keep painful gastritis … Read More
Do you frequently experience heartburn? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately half of U.S. adults have heartburn at least once a month according The American College of Gastroenterology. In fact, more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms every single day! To extinguish the flame of heartburn … Read More
Gastritis refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It may last for a few days (acute gastritis) or it may linger for months or years (chronic gastritis). It is a clinical finding, caused by a variety of disease processes including medication reactions, excessive alcohol intake, and bacterial infection.
There … Read More
Up to 15 million Americans every day are thought to suffer from heartburn—a form of indigestion that feels like a burning sensation in the chest. It isn’t normal, however, to have heartburn after every meal, according to Mount Sinai gastroenterologist Brijen Shah, MD. “If you do," he warns, "it’s … Read More
Omeprazole and other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs used to treat what is now the most common chronic disease in the world: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). These drugs, which work by blocking the secretion of gastric acid, include Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and Aciphex. … Read More
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are prescribed to some 15 million Americans to reduce stomach acid and ease heartburn. Millions more use over-the-counter PPIs. New research, however, is showing a link between long-term, high-dosage PPI use and ischemic stroke.
An ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke and … Read More
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, affects 14% to 20% of adults in the United States. The most common first-line treatment for this very prevalent disorder is drug treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
These drugs can cause some serious side effects, including increased risk for pneumonia, Read More
If you’re experiencing a stomachache or what could be stomach ulcer symptoms, you should know that there are many types of ulcers and many places within the digestive system in which they can occur.
For instance, peptic ulcer symptoms start with a sore that forms in the lining of the … Read More
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most widely prescribed classes of medications in the United States. Many people take drugs like Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and Aciphex to control symptoms like heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion.
What DOES A PPI treat?
PPIs block the secretion of gastric acid. They were … Read More