Stomach Acid and Allergies

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Stomach-acid-and-allergies (002)Austrian scientists have established a link between stomach acid reducing prescription medicines and an increased risk of developing #allergies. Researchers had access to the health records of over 8 million Austrians over a four-year period and found that patients prescribed #gastric acid inhibitors were twice as likely to also be prescribed #anti-allergy drugs in the future.

Proton Pump Inhibiters Promote Acid Rebound Effects

Friday, 09 September 2011 by | Comments: 1
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Diagram depicting the major determinants of gastric acid secretion, with inclusion of drug targets for peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Many millions of people are currently prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) to manage excess acid production in the stomach. There are many disease and adverse health related outcomes linked to people taking PPI’s.

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