Acid Reflux Medicine May Cause Osteoporosis
Stomach acid–blocking proton pump inhibitor drugs—PPIs with brand names like Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Protonix, and AcipHex—appear to significantly increase the risk of bone fractures.
I recently gave a webinar on osteoporosis. We’ll post the recording in a few weeks, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out my previous video on osteoporosis, Fall Prevention Is the Most Important Thing for Preventing Osteoporosis Bone Fractures ( ).
What about calcium supplements? See my videos Are Calcium Supplements Safe? ( ) and Are Calcium Supplements Effective? ( ).
What about drinking milk? See my video Is Milk Good for Our Bones? ( ).
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