If misery loves company, then reflux and reflux drugs ought to be so good together they can take their act on the road.
But if you love NOT being miserable, then keep your distance from both — because as bad as reflux is, the drugs given to “treat” the condition can do more to wreck your body than a bear attack.
The most common drugs for reflux are the proton pump inhibitors such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium, which are taken by millions after every meal by folks swear by them as a magic cure for heartburn.
And it can sure feel that way…at first…when they deliver the relief you’re so desperately searching for.
But they’re also doing something else to you.
Unlike most drug side effects, many of the ones linked to PPIs usually won’t hit you right away. You won’t pop a pill and get a rash, start to shake, or have to make an urgent run for the toilet.
Sure, those side effects pop up from time to time. But the REAL risks take longer to kick in — and when they finally do hit, it’s far too late to do anything about them.
One new study finds that these drugs will increase your risk of chronic kidney disease by between 20 percent and 50 percent.
Think that’s bad? That’s nothing.
Other studies have linked the drugs not only to kidney disease but kidney FAILURE — and that’s just what they do to one part of your body.
They can also suck the calcium out your bones so they become more brittle than a pretzel stick…and block your absorption of magnesium, a problem so severe it could quite literally stop your heart.
One study last year found that PPIs will boost the risk of heart attack by more than fifth.
Why face any of those risks when you don’t have to?
There are much simpler and far safer ways to tame the raging acid tide. You’ll find one inexpensive and all-natural reflux remedy in “Kitchen Cures” a free e-book from my colleagues at the Health Sciences Institute.
Download your own copy right here.