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Can Your Acid Reflux Medication Be Causing Kidney Disease?..

Date: March 26, 2019 | Time: 1:36pm | Posted By: Unknown

Acid reflux, which used to be commonly referred to as heartburn and is also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a very common problem. Approximately 10% of adults in the US take prescribed medications for the problem. Since over the counter versions of these medications are readily available, the number of Americans that suffer from acid reflux is certainly much higher.There are a few types of medications available to treat the symptoms of acid reflux. Among the.... <view entire article>

Should You Take A Low Dose Aspirin If You Don't Have Heart Disease?..

Date: February 21, 2019 | Time: 3:47pm | Posted By: Unknown

Absolutely not!In people that have had heart attacks, a low dose aspirin is prescribed to reduce the risk of a second heart attack. Aspirin will reduce the production of chemicals known as prostaglandins which regulate inflammation and pain. Heart disease is primarily a disease of chronic inflammation. Aspirin also reduces the production of thromboxane A2 which causes the platelet cells in your blood to stick together and form clots. If clots do form, they increase the risk of heart attacks.... <view entire article>