Acid reflux and broken bones – it’s not an obvious connection.
But a new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition reveals that people taking common acid reflux drugs have a 20% increased risk of bone fracture.
The research found that PPIs could disable children through causing bone fractures.
The team studied children between 6 months of age and 15.5 years of age. All had previously been given PPIs.
The team compared those children that had been given PPIs to those that had not.
They checked which kids had been hospitalized with bone fractures in the following 2 years.
They found the kids who had been prescribed PPIs were 20 percent more likely to experience fractures soon after the PPIs. This was especially true for kids who had been prescribed long-term PPI use.
But it gets worse.
Fractures aren’t uncommon in children. Usually they get fractures in their upper parts of the body, such as their arms, hands, and shoulders. However, the PPI kids were different – they were more likely to suffer from leg and spinal fractures.
In other words, the PPI kids suffered more serious fractures than non-PPI kids.
Therefore, if you have children, who suffer from acid reflux, it is much safer to adjust their lifestyles and diets than to place them on PPIs.
Just in case you thought that this was irrelevant to childless adults, the relationship between PPI use and bone fractures in adults is also the same; however, studies show that hip fractures are more common in adults who have been given PPIs, which increases their risk of premature death by 3 times.
What causes fractures to happen?
PPIs reduce the density of our bones and increase the risk of fractures and breakages.
Get Rid of Acid Reflux as Soon as Today – Date Night Ruined: The Embarrassment of Excess Burping
Most of us have graduated from the season in life where we have to go on dates and worry all the time about impressions, but hopefully most of you still make time to go out from time to time to see the sights, take in a good movie, or to dine on tasty cuisine.
A reader and Acid Reflux client of mine had commented that he and his wife of 45 years go out at least a couple times a month for their regular “date nights,” but lately have been not going as much.
He explained that his wife hadn’t been as interested in going out and was more and more likely to just stay home with a video and some home cooking.
He thought originally it was because she was being a good steward of their finances and trying to keep the entertainment budget down during the recession. He was a little disappointed, though, because he always loved date night and the chance to get out with his “beautiful bride.”
Then he opened up about how she spilled the “beans.” She had been avoiding public dates because of a habit he had developed that was worsening…a lot of post-meal burping and flatulence.
He had noticed it but didn’t think anyone else had, but when he pressed her on why she was suddenly not interested in going out she said she didn’t want to hurt his feelings, but it’s gotten to be too embarrassing.
He was floored. And then came the questions…Why did you wait so long to tell me? Why does this only happen when we go out and not at home? What is causing the problem, anyway?
Like most people who have lived in the same area for most of their lives, they had their favorite restaurants and their favorite dishes at each. They had been pretty loyal to not only the dining establishments but the specific menu items at each place.
Consequently, he didn’t think anything of it when he started having gastrointestinal disruptions after eating the food he’s loved for many years. After all, he’d survived just fine for more than 60 years on his ol’ standbys, so why fix something that isn’t broken?
She sure thought something was broken, though. That’s why she preferred to do the cooking…she had noticed that when he ate certain meals, she was in for a whopper of an embarrassing evening afterwards. So if they stayed home, she could control what went on the plate, and therefore into his mouth.
The culprits? Beans, peppers, potatoes, hamburger buns, and carbonated beverages. Where there used to be a cast-iron stomach before in his younger days now was replaced with a temperamental bag of gas. His favorite foods had become the enemy. She knew it, but was too afraid of hurting his feelings to bring it up.
As we age, our tummy’s ability to squelch the belch weakens along with the sphincter at the end of the esophagus that guards the entrance to the stomach. More air gets in, added to a weaker ability to digest foods that were formerly no problem, and wham! A cacophony of malodorous sound begins. And that’s just the burping part.
From the other end, the carbohydrate-loaded foods were finding it easier and easier with his aging digestion to turn the body’s normal process of digestion into a compressed gas cylinder factory.
His wife had been completely changing his diet at home, and that helped a lot. But when they went out, she had no control over what he would order. She’d make recommendations, sure, but he apparently figured she was just buying into those “organic tree-huggers’ messages” and dismissed it as so much fad nonsense.
His reason for writing was not just to talk about what he could and could not eat anymore. Rather it was to bring some awareness to others in his situation that while a rumbling of gasses might be cute and funny for the grandkids, it’s no laughing matter when you still have a ton of romance left with your one true love and suddenly eruptions come to crash your date like an evil third wheel.
More importantly, he discovered after the gas conversation (which led to an appointment with the doctor) that he had developed Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD. So his new diet had taken on even more importance because of the added health consequences.
His comments were in support of the guide and to thank us for helping to save the romance on date night.
Get Rid of Acid Reflux as Soon as Today – If you (or the one you adore) are suffering and you want help to break free of reflux and gas problems, check out our natural guide for controlling Acid Reflux today.
Get Rid of Acid Reflux as Soon as Today – Why Milk and Digestion Problems Don’t Mix
A reader asked me recently about some unsettling assertions about milk that had been getting attention in the news.
Her question was in regard to whether or not milk is bad for you. As with a lot of these questions, the answer is frequently yes and no.
The benefits of including milk in your diet include:
– Good source of calcium
– Fortified products are a good source of Vitamin D
– Healthier to drink than soft drinks
– Doesn’t stain teeth
Another benefit of the 1% and higher varieties is that in order for the body to make use of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K, one must first have proper fat stores in the body. Specialists from Pediatricians to Gerontologists stress that too little dietary fat can spell deficiency for these vitamins that are critical for health.
However, there is a large body of evidence to suggest that milk is the cause of a lot of problems for a lot of people, specifically when considering digestive health.
Milk has gotten a bad rap, as many foods will get as they fade in and out of favor with experts. But the problems with milk are not so easily outweighed by its potential nutritive benefits.
People who are lactose intolerant already know what this dietary ‘staple’ can do to a person’s gut. So do people who have an intolerance to cow’s milk that isn’t lactose-specific.
But the biggest stinger is the claim that commercially produced, non-organic cow’s milk contains high levels of synthetic hormones. Some have gone so far as to assert that the hormone overload in milk is what’s causing the younger and younger age trend for pubescent girls.
Studies don’t tend to support that organic milk and commercial milk differ in the hormone content. Both have detectable amounts of testosterone and estrogen.
Some would split hairs over whether or not the hormones are synthetic.
Unfortunately for the resolution of the debate, in the laboratory both milks look exactly the same.
An organic isn’t always what you think. For organic producers to be able to legally claim their product is organic, they simply have to prove their animals are not given SYNTHETIC hormones…they don’t have to show that zero hormones are given.
That doesn’t even take into consideration the pasteurization process required now just to make the milk safe to drink. This breaks down many of the hormones and destroys them- but not all of them
Back to splitting hairs, I guess.
So what is a person to do? Well, humans weren’t originally designed to drink cow’s milk at all. Our ancestors generally stopped drinking mothers’ milk in favor of other liquids found in nature- such as water- once they were weaned. Everything we think we need from milk has always been provided in a balanced diet if care is used in choosing foods.
If you are on a restricted diet because milk aggravates your Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux Disease, Celiac Disease or other conditions, then you will need good options for replacing nutrients that would have been found in the milk, such as calcium, iron, Vitamin D, and protein.
Foods rich in the vitamins and minerals you need that you’ll want to add to your list for the next time you go shopping:
You may not like all these foods (or any of them) but you also may not have had them in dishes that are really tasty. Remember that your food preferences and palette will change over time, and what you may have turned your nose up at as a child might actually be quite yummy now.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with new foods, especially if you are looking for ways to work yourself away from milk.
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This post is from Scott Davis’ Acid Reflux Solution. This program helps you to cure your heartburn and acid reflux by using natural remedies to quickly heal your stomach without dangerous medicine or risky surgeries. It can also help you to remove some disorders of acid reflux such as constipation or IBS.
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