Test for GERD Reveals That Many Are Taking Medications Unnecessarily

September 2013
Women's Health Advisor;Sep2013, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p5
The article focuses on the increased inappropriate use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) by people without being diagnosed with gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). It suggests for early diagnosis of GERD by esophageal power of hydrogen (Ph) monitoring following an endoscopy which helps to evaluate the patients for alternative diagnoses to GERD like peptic ulcer disease or malignancy. It discusses the side effects of PPI including osteoporosis, hypomagnesemia and bone fractures in women.


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