Antacid Medication Causing Heart Attacks

Antacid Medication Causing Heart Attacks

Risk of Heart Attack May Rise by 1/5 with Antacid Medication

Proton pump inhibitors are antacid medication commonly taken by adults for a range of health conditions. New research suggests that adults using the drug are 16-21% more likely to have a heart attack than people not using the antacid.

“By looking at data from people who were given PPI drugs primarily for acid reflux and had no prior history of heart disease, our data-mining pipeline signals an association with a higher rate of heart attacks,” says lead author Nigam H. Shah, an assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics at Stanford, adding: “Our results demonstrate that PPIs appear to be associated with elevated risk of heart attack in the general population, and H2 blockers show no such association.”

The research conducted on PPIs has shown significant and adverse health effects from overuse and long-term use. Acid Reflux is a treatable, preventable disease and should be examined by an acid reflux specialist. Control your symptoms; take back your life!

Source: Medical News Today

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/295178.php

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