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Acid Reflux & Kidney Disease

Did you know that your medication for heart burn, ulcers and acid reflux may be leaving you at risk of kidney problems. Meds such as Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium’ Protonix, Aciphex and others are in a class of pharmaceuticals known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Apparently a recent study of the data shows that patients who took the PPIs had a 96% risk of developing kidney failure and 28% increased risk of chronic kidney disease compared to patients who took histamine H2 receptor blockers. If you are taking these types of meds, contact your doctor and discuss alternatives. Look into nutritional choices as well, because there are alternative that do work!!