Gut Goes Crazy from Exercise
Endurance athletes are know to push their bodies to the limit. This may be the reason that the most common health issues of endurance athletes are overuse injuries. However, heartburn problems are becoming common among these athletes.
Heartburn Drug Clogs the Pipes
The FDA is warning health care professionals that Teva - a drug used to treat gut problems like heartburn - can clog syringes and feeding tubes, which can end up harming patients.
Getting Ahead of Heartburn
Heartburn can damage a person's esophagus. In some people, the damage can be so bad that it leads to cancer. Experts have put out new guidelines for treating the damage caused by heartburn and lowering the risk of cancer.
You're Losing Your Metal
The FDA is informing the public that prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs may cause low serum magnesium levels ( hypomagnesemia ) if taken for prolonged periods of time (in most cases, longer than one year).