Do you or somebody you know use acid reflux drugs?
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“Long-term use of popular acid reflux drugs has been linked to a higher risk of dementia, according to a new study.
Published Wednesday in the journal for the American Academy of Neurology , the report examined patients who
take medications called proton pump inhibitors , such as omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and lansoprazole (Prevacid). Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows into the esophagus and irritates the lining, typically after a meal and when one is lying down. PPIs treat frequent acid reflux, stomach ulcers and other digestive tract issues by targeting acid-producing enzymes in the stomach lining.
Proton pump inhibitors are a useful tool to help control acid reflux; however, long-term use has been linked in previous studies to a higher risk of stroke, bone fractures and chronic kidney disease,” said study author Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, a researcher at the University of Minnesota and member of the American Academy of Neurology, in a press release on Thursday.
With support from the National Institutes of Health, researchers enlisted 5,712 survey subjects aged 45 and older, of an average age of 75 and not been previously diagnosed with dementia symptoms. The study lasted for five and a half years.
“Some people take these drugs regularly, so we examined if they are linked to a higher risk of dementia. While we did not find a link with short-term use, we did find a higher risk of dementia associated with long-term use of these drugs,” Lakshminarayan said.”
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