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  1. Nexium, Prilosec: No Heart Risks Seen

    Aug. 9, 2007 -- The FDA today reported that so far, it has found no signs of heart risks associated with long-term use of the drugs Prilosec and Nexium. Prilosec and Nexium belong to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. They work by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Bot

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  2. No More Heartburn

    By Lisa Collier New Treatments, from Easy At-Home Tricks to an Amazing 20-Minute Hospital Fix Yesterday, 15 million Americans were miserable. That's how many women and men get heartburn every single day. Over the past month, some 60 million people experienced either the main symptom — a severe burni

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  3. Severe Heartburn? It May Be GERD

    You thought you have a simple case of heartburn, but lately, after adding a few inches to your waistline, it's more than that: a frequent feeling of pain under your breastbone; the faint taste of acid on the back of your tongue; trouble sleeping a few times a week; and problems swallowing. It happen

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  4. Acid Reflux Drugs May Up Fractures

    Dec. 26, 2006 – Proton-pump inhibitors -- the popular drugs that fight stomach acid -- increase the risk of hip fractures, a U.S. study shows. The drugs are Aciphex, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec (called Losec in Europe), and Protonix. The drugs shut down the chemical "pump" needed by stomach cells to

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  5. Workouts Without Heartburn

    In many people, moderate exercise -- and the accompanying healthy weight -- can be a good way to keep GERD symptoms at bay. But, for some people, especially athletes with intense fitness regimens, a good workout can have an unpleasant side effect: acid reflux . Here are some tips on how to get fit w

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  6. Even a Little Weight Gain – or Loss -- Can Affect Your Heartburn

    Anybody can get heartburn, even the skinniest person you know, but the more excess weight you carry the more likely it is, researchers have long suspected. Now a new study offers some surprising news: Gaining just a few extra pounds can boost your heartburn risk, even if your body mass index (BMI) i

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  7. Heartburn Symptoms Checklist

    One of the problems with chronic heartburn or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is that you may not know you have it. Many people aren't completely woken up by GERD symptoms at night. In some cases of GERD, there may be no symptoms at all, even when you're awake. However, there are a number of

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  8. Tips for Sleep Without Heartburn

    As many as one in four Americans may suffer heartburn at night, according to a study published in 2005 in the journal CHEST. The figure is even higher among people who say they suffer chronic heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In a separate 2005 survey of 1,900 people with GERD in

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  9. Travel Tips: Don’t Vacation With Heartburn

    For people with heartburn, vacations have many perils: unusual foods, irregular meal times, and our very human urge to overindulge. "When people are on vacation, they eat a lot, they drink a lot, and they don't sleep much," says David Carr-Locke, MD, director of endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hosp

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  10. Travel Heartburn: 7 Tips for Relief

    For people with heartburn, vacations have many perils: unusual foods, irregular meal times, and our very human urge to overindulge. "When people are on vacation, they eat a lot, they drink a lot, and they don't sleep much," says David Carr-Locke, MD, director of endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hosp

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