By: Joe Graedon April 18, 2019 0 Comments
    Pelvic Mesh Sales Halted by the FDA Due to Safet…

    The Food and Drug Administration has just announced that it is ordering an end to the use of synthetic mesh implants for transvaginal surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Synthetic mesh pro…

    By: Terry Graedon February 13, 2014 11 Comments
    Persimmon Punch Helps Tame Terrible Reflux

    Q. I have a hiatal hernia and terrible problems with acid reflux. I usually take Nexium in the morning, ranitidine before dinner and I use sucralfate as an emergency if the acid reflux breaks through …

    By: Terry Graedon November 11, 2013 9 Comments
    How to Use Herbs and Diet to Get Off Prevacid De…

    Q. I came off lansoprazole (Prevacid) over a year ago after taking it for four years for stomachaches. (I'd never had heartburn.) I stopped because I was suffering with muscle pains and couldn't sleep…

    By: Terry Graedon March 12, 2012 1 Comments
    Sleeping Pill Worsens Reflux

    Q. I have been on Ambien or zolpidem for five years for insomnia. My reflux has gotten worse and worse until it became debilitating last year. I've had every test imaginable and have seen a GI doctor…

    By: Terry Graedon January 9, 2012 72 Comments
    Does Coconut Water Ease Acid Reflux?

    Given the increasing list of serious complications from long-term use of popular heartburn medicines such as esomeprazole (Nexium) or lansoprazole (Prevacid), it is little wonder that people are pleas…