By: Ron Stram, MD
A ground-breaking study made public recently has revealed that common over the counter acid-reflux drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium can be detrimental to users’ health and have potentially fatal side effects. Petitions have been presented to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration urging law enforcers to place the strongest warning labels possible on these over-used over the counter drugs.
Use of such proton-pump inhibitor medications can result in worsening symptoms as a result of “rebound acid hypersecretion”, causing an addiction-like dependence on the medication. Moreover, long-term use of such drugs can result in magnesium deficiencies, severe muscle cramps and potentially critical cardiac arrhythmias. There are safe and effective natural remedies that can help acid reflux conditions and avoid poteintially life-threatening side effects such as herbal supplementations and medical masage techniques like postional release therapy.