Heartburn Drug Increases Your Arthritis Risk?! (44%)
If you’ve got heartburn, chances are you’d do just about anything to not have it.
That’s why you skip the spicy foods… and never eat before bedtime.
But sometimes that just isn’t enough to fend off the burning in your throat.
So, you do what your mainstream doc tells you to do – you reach for a risky heartburn med and hope for the best.
Unfortunately, taking a certain class of these drugs can also put you on the fast track to developing arthritis.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Proton pump inhibitors – like omeprazole – have reared their ugly head again… in yet another study adding yet another major risk associated with taking these drugs long term.
For this particular study, researchers used data from the Nurse’s Health Study and the NHS2, which spanned 13 years.
Here’s what they found:
People who regularly used PPIs increased the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 44 percent!
Regular use was defined as use over two years.
The longer people used PPIs, the higher their risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
These drugs were never meant to be prescribed long-term, but I think they must have left that page out of the medical books… since doctors who prescribe them for patients never seem to take them off.
PPIs wreak havoc on your gut microbiome, something that’s absolutely essential for good health. And poor gut health has been strongly connected to rheumatoid arthritis.
If you have RA and are also taking PPIs, it’s time to consider stopping these drugs and finding safer alternatives for dealing with any unpleasant GERD symptoms.
And if you don’t already have RA—and want to keep it that way—my advice is the same.
Just be sure to talk with your doctor, since quitting cold turkey can temporarily make acid problems worse.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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