We warn a reader to be wary of a secret weapon for heartburn. It turns out to be generic Nexium, and long-term use has potentially serious complications.
Taking a spoonful or two of apple cider vinegar mixed in water is a popular remedy for heartburn. While not everyone finds it helpful, many people do.
Many people take supplements. A major review last summer concluded, though, that they are a waste of time for heart disease. Is that really true?
Listen to find out when your digestive distress might signal a serious problem and when you could manage it at home with simple remedies.
Some people need acid-suppressing drugs forever. That would include those with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. But not everyone needs acid blockers for life.
A new study from Austria suggests that acid-suppressing drugs cause allergies such as hives. There are even elegant explanations why it could be true.
PPI confusion continues. One week a study suggests that long-term use of PPIs is linked to serious adverse events. Now we are told PPIs are safe! What's up?
Acid-suppressing drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are go-to drugs for heartburn. Should you be concerned that PPIs are linked to premature deaths?
One reader found a way to get off a PPI without withdrawal symptoms: Eat just one low-carb meal a day to reduce discomfort.
Millions of people have insomnia. Many try falling asleep with zolpidem. But the drug can cause indigestion. Waking up with heartburn at night is not nice.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are popular with GI doctors. But is there a link between PPIs and kidney damage? What about PPIs and kidney stones?