Acidity relievers are over the counter drugs. You can get it without prescriptions. There are many TV ads promoting it. Doctors too prescribe it mindlessly. Common mass’ food obsession is so intense that they prefer one pill after heavy meals.

Take care. Solution for acidity is moderate and simple food. There is no magic pill. All pharma solutions come with side-effects.

Many family members and friends take this Over the counter drug as if it is some silver bullet that will cure things magically.

Please stop this nonsensical practice. Acidity is very easy to tackle by diet control and mind control.

Remember, we eat to live. Never live to eat. Voracious reader is good thing but voracious eater? No!


Popular heartburn medication linked to chronic kidney disease

Widely popular heartburn medications that block the secretion of acid into the stomach are associated with higher rates of chronic kidney disease, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers released Monday.

The research raises more questions about commonly used drugs such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which had long been considered effective with few side effects. In June, an unusual data-mining project by Stanford University researchers revealed evidence linking the medications to a greater risk of heart attacks. Previous analyses have linked the medications to bone fractures, gut infections and other health problems.

Neither the Stanford study nor the one published Monday could establish the drugs, known as “proton pump inhibitors,” as the cause of heart attacks or chronic kidney disease because they were conducted by reviewing the health records of large numbers of patients rather than by setting up a controlled experiment.

Nevertheless, the link to the onset of chronic kidney disease was clear enough that the study and an accompanying editorial recommended that patients, doctors and researchers delve  into whether reducing intake of the drugs might cut the risk of kidney disease. Both papers were published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.