I know it sure FEELS that way. But as bad as heartburn is, I’ve never heard of anyone actually DYING from it.
The treatments, on the other hand, are another story.
They could be killer cures!
New research exposes a frightening risk linked to some of the most popular meds in the nation, showing how they can actually shorten your life.
They’re proton pump inhibitors, a.k.a. PPIs. You know their names…. and no doubt you’ve seen the irritating commercials.
The relentless marketing works: Drugs such as Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec are taken by millions, earning the drug industry billions.
But the new study shows that even as PPIs cut your stomach acid levels, they might also cut YEARS off your life.
And the longer you take the meds, the higher your risk of paying the ultimate price for that relief.
Compared to taking H2 blockers, popping PPIs for at least 90 days will boost your risk of dropping dead too soon by 17 percent.
Think that’s bad?
It is — but I’m just getting warmed up!
Take them for six months or more, and that risk will jump by 31 percent.
Hang on. This gets worse — much worse — because if you’re on these meds for at least a year, that death risk shoots straight to the stratosphere.
You’re 51 PERCENT more likely to die prematurely!
Scared? You darn well should be! No drug should offer relief at the price of your LIFE.
Yet the senior researcher behind the study just issued the most insane statement I’ve ever seen.
“We don’t want to leave people with a scary message,” Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly told the UPI news agency.
Did this guy even read his own study? It’s scarier than a slasher flick!
He went even further, claiming PPI drugs save lives — and THAT’S a stretch if I’ve ever heard one. Even if they did, the fact that they also SHORTEN lives would seem like enough of a minus to cancel out any supposed benefit.
Don’t worry — you don’t have to trade away years of your life to get a handle on your reflux.
There are safe and natural ways to tame the boiling sea of acid in your gut so well that you’ll never be afraid of your dinner again.
Start with licorice.
No, I don’t mean Twizzlers. If anything, those sugar sticks will make your heartburn worse!
Real licorice is another story, and a form called “deglycyrrhizinated” licorice can ease stomach acid problems without the risks.
If the thought of trying spell (or pronounce) deglycyrrhizinated licorice gives you some heartburn, I’ve got more relief: Just ask for DGL at any vitamin shop, and they’ll know what you mean.