GERD. Another 4 letter word in our vocabulary we could do without. Okay, technically it is not truly a 4 letter word, but an acronym that stands for Gastroesophageal reflux disease. However, the bottom line is that it hurts and it may cause cancer if it's not addressed. Before you reach for your next Prilosec or Nexium, it's time to think about what's causing GERD in the first place. For many people, simple lifestyle changes and dietary changes can make a huge difference in quality of life and cut back on that familiar burning sensation. Contact Dr. Foss for an appointment to address your health concerns.
Long term use of GERD medications (PPIs) are potentially linked to...pneumonia, GI infection, Gastric tumors, changes in the gut microbiome, SIBO, vitamin B12 deficiency, dementia, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, hepatic encephalopathy, significant drug interactions, colon cancer, gastric cancer, bone fractures, and the list goes on (as an aside, do not stop taking these types of medications without your doctor's approval).
If interested in learning more about GERD relief with natural remedies and lifestyle changes, send a message to Dr. Foss to schedule an appointment.
Further information about PPIs can be found at the following link