Proton Pump Inhibitor Indigestion drugs taken by millions linked to dementia

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A very commonly taken group of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) used to treat heartburn, acid reflux or peptic ulcers, are associated with an increased incidence of dementia by 44 per cent, a new study of people over 75 years in Germany finds.



Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - very detailed technical article

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) results from the failure of the normal antireflux mechanism to protect against frequent and abnormal amounts of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), that is, the effortless movement of gastric contents from the stomach to the esophagus. GER is not itself a disease, but a normal physiological process. It occurs in virtually everyone, multiple times a day, especially after large meals, without producing either symptoms or signs of mucosal damage. In contrast, GERD is a spectrum of disease usually producing symptoms of heartburn and acid regurgitation.

Oesophageal Motility Disorders

Oesophageal motility disorders

What are oesophageal motility or motor disorders?

The purpose of the oesophagus (gullet) is to transport food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach where they can be digested. Efficient and effective progress of food and liquids down the oesophagus requires a well coordinated pattern of sequence of movements to drive the food down from above and also to clear acid and bile, which can be refluxed up from the stomach.

GERD diet and this website

GERD Diet and This Website.

It has been estimated by some authorities that about 18 to 20% of people around the world have symptoms of acid reflux. Medicine has made great advances in the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but acid reflux disease remains a chronic and relapsing medical condition which can have serious medical complications.

Indigestion and GERD diet

Indigestion, dyspepsia and GERD Diet

Indigestion is a common term which covers a variety of symptoms brought on by eating, which include: heartburn, abdominal pain or discomfort (usually in the upper abdomen - epigastrium), nausea, belching, bloating and flatulence. The medical term for indigestion is dyspepsia. Discomfort in the upper abdomen (epigastrium) is often caused by eating too much food, too quickly or by eating very rich, spicy, or fatty foods.