Tag: bone fracture

Surprise! You’re Addicted!

Surprise! You’re Addicted!

Last Monday it was reported by NPR that the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) will soon be publishing yet one more reason to leave those PPIs alone! Protect your kidneys! You can now add kidneys to previous evidence of increased risk of bone fracture, infections and possibly even cardiac issues. This is another warning to all of you…

PPIs, Nutrient Absorption, and Bone Fracture

In my last blog, I talked about the new FDA warning on the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and increased risk of developing Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. This week, I’d like to talk about other negative effects of long-term use of acid-suppressing medications—poor nutrient absorption and bone fracture. Stomach acid, is necessary for the absorption of certain key nutrients. Without…

PPIs and Osteoporosis

  Got heartburn? GERD? Listen up! This isn’t new news, but it’s news I think everyone should know: Using proton pump inhibitors (commonly known as PPIs) for extended periods of time could make you more likely to suffer osteoporosis-related bone fractures. Why do I think this is so important? Because folks, PPIs are the third-highest-selling class of drugs on the…