Monday, February 13, 2012

About Heartburn / GERD: C. diff and PPIs -- Is the Risk Higher?

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From Sharon Gillson, your Guide to Heartburn / GERD

C. diff and PPIs -- Is There a Connection?
The FDA has warned that using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) associated diarrhea (CDAD). Read more

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
What are proton pump inhibitors, what are they used for, and when are they used? Read more

H2 Blockers
H2 blockers, also called H2 receptor agonists, are medicines doctors use to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD.) Learn more about what they are and how they are used. Read more

Heartburn - Understanding Heartburn / Acid Reflux
Despite the name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. It's a digestive problem that occurs when stomach acid comes into contact with the lining of the esophagus, causing irritation. Most people suffer from heartburn occasionally, usually after a meal. How do you know when your condition is considered chronic? When should you be concerned about the heartburn? When should you see the doctor?


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