Acid reflux disease is one of the many problems of sufferers which experience these times. Millions of people today will be having difficulties with this specific condition as well as several medicines have got already been created in order to provide relief to this disorder. To understand exactly what happen to be the potential risks involved in choosing a heartburn medication, it's vital to be familiar with exactly what acid reflux disease is initially.

Acid reflux disease can be a part of the condition called gastroesophageal reflux illness or perhaps GERD. Within uncomplicated terms, acid reflux is whenever the sphincter muscle which controls the influx of food into the digestive system is just not working effectively. Consequently the food is unveiled at the same time as the digestion acids to the esophageal tube as well as the throat. The particular sensation as explained by those whom have got experienced it can be similar to a stinging discomfort or gnawing to a few in the thoracic location which might vanish within a couple of seconds. To other people having said that this kind of feeling may last for an extended period. It can be consequently adopted by way of a nauseas sensation which causes trouble in swallowing. Within some circumstances, an individual throws up (blank) a yellowish bile or perhaps food.

Consuming heartburn medicine entails a lot of risks. By far the most widespread is voice modifications particularly after getting up. Hoarseness of voice is usually a typical originate from the aggravating acidity which may reach your vocal cords. Nonetheless, studies show that there are a lot more risks involved within taking acid reflux disease medicines. Next happen to be the potential risks involved in consuming gerd medications:

Pneumonia – research within the Canadian Institute for Wellness Information found out that within a case of 35 distinctive scientific studies regarding the link in between proton pump inhibitors and pneumonia located out that those individuals who are taking heartburn medications has 27 % risk within attaining pneumonia when compared with ones who didn't go ahead and take drugs. This demonstrates which with out adequate stomach area acids within your stomach to control the colonies of germs, an infection may occur.

Clostridium dificile – can be a kind of infection which is found in hospitals. Anytime you are within a clinic or perhaps concerning to be dismissed, a variety of medications could be given and 1 of the given medications is for the heartburn. Physicians believe that 1 of the drugs given may perhaps lead to digestive system upset as well as consequently acid reflux medicine is given. However when ever the abdomen acid is reduced, you will be additional susceptible to bacterial infections and Clostridium difficile is 1 of ones you might acquire whilst within the hospital.

Osteoperosis or perhaps fracture – keep in mind that digestive system makes acid that helps break down calcium, magnesium, Vit. K as well as boron which are pretty much all crucial within bone wellness. Consuming heartburn medicines lowers down the production of digestive system acids therefore bringing on bone deterioration. They additionally intervene equipped with the imbition of supplements as well as inhibiting the function of fosamax and actonel each applied to take care of weakening of bones.

Kidney difficulties – kidneys functions by secreting wastes within our body. If you are using heartburn medication, 27% has higher occurrence to possess kidney illnesses.

Heart attack – given that gerd as well as coronary heart attacks have got the same sensation in one location; indications of heart attack may well be mistaken for gerd. Individuals who are consuming acid-suppressing medication may possibly be reducing the ability of your body to show the real signs for coronary heart attack. Equipped with this particular result, people that will be using acid reflux disease medicines have higher risk to possess a coronary heart attack as compared to those whom don't as well as therapy may possibly be as well late to prevent this sort of attacks.

Therefore should you are suffering from 1 of the risks talked about, it truly is improved that you tell your personal doctor immediately. It can be improved to seek additional alternatives any time it relates to healing Acid reflux as compared to have one therapy that can do a lot more damage when compared with cure. Learn as well as search for the next best choice for your own health.

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    My sister just found out she has Lupus..What will happen now?
    She was referred to a specialist…what’s he going to tell her? Is she dying or is this disease like diabetes(where it can be treated easily or even cured)?

    1. christibro40

      Hi I am so sorry to hear she has lupus. I do and have had it since I was about 13 or 14. However, it was the early 80’s, before the diagnostic critera even came out and drs knew much. I am now 40, and have had some serious what are called falres (periods of activitiy). I can tell you, the specilist she will see will be a rheumotologist, the most important partner in her team. I went through a few toads until I fornd my Queen. She has kept me alive, she keeps me complient, or she comes down on me big time, and cares. I sure hope she has several drs in taht field to choose from, because in the end it comes down to personalitites meshing well.
      I can tell you this much. Lupus used to be a death sentance within maybe 10 years for severe cases. that is no longer the truth. The medical advances made in just the last 15 years have been astounding, and I have seen the changes, so have been the doctors knowledge, many continue going to continuing educational resources like Lupus symposiums, seminars etc. I do tend to get insulan dependent diabetic when on certain medications, so I take them as short term as possible. once finsished, I go off. There are so many medication options for the different stages of the autoimmune disease. This, like all autoimmune diseases is not caused by outside invadors, but by what is termed friendly fire. Our bodies, belive it is being attacked by outside invadors (excuse my spelling, im not great, and cognitive is an issue with lupus at times). so our own bodies go into to hyperdrive. and our own cells thinking something is wrong, begin attacking themselves. Lupus can range from mild to severe. I am more on the moderate to severe end. My dr sees me eve ry 3-8 weeks depending on disease activity, now its 4 weeks. a good Rhuemotologist, will do their best to balance pain control, any central nervous system damage, organ damage, and skin damage. there is a wide range of problems associated with SLE, or systemic lupus (therre is also dicoid whic only goes after skin, like the singer seal). For joint, and arthritic problems, the drugs of choice belive it or not are antimalarials. They do help. Early on they helped me. Next for inflammation, some minor organ issues, and to supress the immmune system they use prednison and it cousins (cortisons in the steroid family), they have their side effects, like weight gain, diabetes, and so forth, but for the right people, the help them. Personally and after all my years of experience, I wont take them except when hospitalized. Next step, are mild imunosuppresents, one is called Imuran, and is widely used, I take it now. They give it to Kidney transplant paitents as well. it slows the hyperactivity of our immune systems, thus slowing down activity in many cases. If the flare is more severe, they may use mild chemotherapy agents such as methotrexate. I loved it, my organ involvment is liver, and its hard on the liver so we stopped. next would be drugs like cell cept and cytoxin. both work simarly, I was on the chemo cytoxin for 2 months orally and 3 months IV. while not pleasent. it got rid of my brain inflammation, and worked. There are also meds for specific issesues.

      Lupus like many autoimmunes is not curable as of yet, but controlable, with proper care and and a good medical team, meaning primary, rhuemotologist, and other specialist suited for your sisters needs. many will and do work together, and you may need time forming a team willing and able to share info, and consult as needed.

      I know stress can contribute to the starts of many flares, so she needs as little stress as possible. another thing while there is an official criteria for diagnosing Lupus and you must meet 4 of 11, it was last updated in 1982. over 20 years ago. Ihave moderated and owned online messageboard based support groups. many of our problems go way beyond those 11 critera, like brain fog, female problems (including many hysterectomies at young ages), severe alergies, inability to remeber simple tasks or yesterday, but we can remeber long term. many dr’s feel the critera needs to be updated, hut nothing has been done.

      I know people including my own mother who still works (I do not) in there 60’s going strong. ther can be a genetic componenet, enviromentel, or even a major car accident, with an autoimmune laying dormant that can trigger it. researchers say why the ratio to men to women getting it is so stacked in womens end 90% are feamle, is the estorgen and other hormones. so noone knows for sure.

      I hope I answered some questions.
      no its not an auto death sentance, of the thousand Ive come across2 have died, one I belive in part was morbid obesity (well over 150lbs over), the other lupus so extream, no one could help. pretty low odds.

  2. Rae

    should find out if i have lupus?
    a few months ago my hair started to fall out so my doctor ran tests and came up the conclusion that i have lupus. but they want to run more tests to confirm a diagnose. i researched lupus no good can come of me knowing if i have or not so why should i find out if i do there is really no treatment for lupus so what is the point

    1. Linda R

      Wow! You are so wrong! If lupus is untreated it can kill you. If it is treated you have a really good chance of living a normal life span. The majority of lupus cases are mild to moderate and manageable, though not curable.

      50 years ago, if you were diagnosed with lupus you were expected to die within 5 years. I am 57 and have lupus with major organ involvement (heart, lungs, blood, bone marrow, and kidneys). I was undiagnosed for decades. In a 14 day hospital stay where I was diagnosed, I nearly died. Now, I have 4 jobs and live a healthier life than most people who don’t have lupus.

      If you do not treat your lupus, your immune system can destroy your organs or at least do some serious permanent damage,

      Today, immunosuppressive drugs are constantly being refined to have less side effects and target the specific parts of the immune system that are out of whack. If you really researched lupus, you would know that it is, for the most part, treatable.

      You can manage your disease by doing nothing and watch your quality of life go down the tubes. Or you can be an active partner with your doctor in managing your disease and live the best life possible. The choice is totally yours.

    1. Mags

      Please note that this list is only partial – there now appear to be at least 70 meds which can cause DILE or DIL, drug-induced Lupus Erythematosis
      Atenolol (Tenormin)
      Captopril (Capoten)
      Chlorpromazine HCl (Thorazine)
      Clonidine HCl (Catapres)
      Danazol (Danocrine)
      Diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren)
      Disopyramide (Norpace)
      Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
      Gold compounds
      Hydralazine HCl (Apresoline)
      Interferon alfa
      Isoniazid (Laniazid, Nydrazid)
      Labetalol HCl (Normodyne, Trandate)
      Leuprolide acetate (Lupron)
      Levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa)
      Lithium carbonate
      Lovastatin (Mevacor)
      Mephenytoin (Mesantoin)
      Methyldopa (Aldomet)
      Methysergide maleate (Sansert)
      Minoxidil (Loniten, Rogaine)
      Nalidixic acid (NegGram)
      Nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin)
      Oral contraceptives
      Penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen)
      Phenelzine sulfate (Nardil)
      Phenytoin sodium (Dilantin)
      Prazosin (Minipress)
      Primidone (Mysoline)
      Procainamide HCl (Procan, Pronestyl)
      Promethazine HCl (Anergan, Phenergan)
      Spironolactone (Aldactone)
      Streptomycin sulfate
      Sulindac (Clinoril)
      Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
      Thioridazine HCl (Mellaril)
      Timolol maleate (Betimol, Timoptic)
      Tolazamide (Tolinase)
      Tolmetin sodium (Tolectin)
      Trimethadione (Tridione)

      One thing I happened to notice is that several meds used to treat Parkinson’s disease are in this list. And the problem is that although Lupus is not curable, in DILE, the symptoms are reversible once the medications are discontinued. Of course in PD, that might not be possible,

      The most common problems are caused by only a handful of the above.

    1. Brn_Eye_Grl

      Depends on what you mean. You might just never really get sick and have a strong immune system, which is fine. Or if you have allergies and react strongly to them, same thing. But those just mean a strong immune system.

      Usually an over-active immune system means you have an autoimmune disease, which those are inherited, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, osteoarthritis, etc. Although they can be different upon inheritance, meaning, your mom may have had lupus, but you could possibly get MS. Both are autoimmune disorders, but you may not get the same one as a relative had.

      Those are not curable, but they are treatable. You have to be tested by a doctor to see if you might have an autoimmune disease. If you have certain factors that show you might, they would then refer you to a rheumatologist for continuing treatment.

      Usually they can give you non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or immunosuppressive drugs to help keep things under control.

  3. Sakthivel B

    My mother (54) had chest pain while deep breath and was diagnosed pericardial effusion and high ESR in blood?
    My mother (54) had chest pain while deep breath and was diagnosed pericardial effusion and high ESR in blood. Want to know what is the effect of high ESR rate. Is it serious or curable? She has no BP and pulse is normal. Expecting reply..

    1. b8k3p

      The ESR is just a sign of inflammation.

      High ESR rates can be caused by:

      Kidney diseases

      One thing that CAN effect the ESR rate is pericarditis which occurs after a heart attack. If she has pericardial effusion, that may well be a possibility.

  4. Cassia

    Is there anyway I can get tested for lupus without my fathers consent?
    I’m currently 15, and my father won’t get me tested for lupus even though my mother has it. I show signs of Lupus, and my mother wants to get me tested (my parents are divorced) what should I do? How can I get these tests done, just to be sure, without my fathers consent? Is there anyway?
    I have no “doctor”, and i have these symptoms:
    Painful or swollen joints and muscle pain
    Unexplained fever
    Red rashes, most commonly on the face
    Chest pain upon deep breathing
    Extreme fatigue
    And Swelling (edema) in legs
    mouth ulcers

  5. S S

    my daughter has been tested positive for lupus, what is it first of all and how concerned should i be about it
    my daughter took a blood test in may07, which she tested positive for lupus, she has been crying since the doctor told her, i can’t really comfort her because i don’t know what it is. My daughter is 17 yrs. old and thereis no family history of this disease. i need help

    1. dwhelper

      I am so sorry you both are so distressed. Lupus is, at this time, not curable. It is, however, not a death sentence.

      There is much info on the web about this malady. I suggest you start with Wikopedia.

      There are support groups – almost everywhere.

      Lupus can be managed/controlled.

      Think positively! There are some theories and even evidence to indicate that these autoimmune diseases are affected by attitude.

      My prayers are for you both.

  6. DR.DUDE

    A good chance you have Raynauds Syndrome, and keeping your extremities warm is all you need to do. Calcium channel blockers may also be utilized.

    The general collagen vascular diseases, like Lupus, Schleroderma etc. are the ones that are usually progresive.

  7. aLcHiN N

    Systemic lupus erythematosus??
    Systemic lupus erythematosus(often simply called lupus) is a condition that sometimes affects young women. It is a chronic (persistent) inflammation that affects all or most of the connective tissue proper in the body. Suzy is told by her doctor that she has lupus, and she asks if it will have widespread or merely localized effects within the body. What would the physician answer?

    1. Linda R

      Lupus is unpredictable and can range from mild to severe and life threatening. Lupus can also affect virtually every organ in the body. Additionally, lupus is a flaring remitting disease but at this point in time is not curable.

      If Suzy receives regular medical monitoring and follows her treatment regimen she can minimize the likelihood of serious organ damage.

  8. lucylee23

    Is it still considered ‘incurable’?
    Now, I don’t want any non-christians downing this question, I myself don’t necessarily believe this but I’m curious about the meaning.

    In the Bible it says there will be 7 incurable diseases. People can be cured of cancer but not all respond to treatment, and this new AIDS discovery has cured a man. Is it still considered incurable because not everyone can be cured or is it now considered a curable disease and not one of the 7 in the Bible? What’s your opinion?
    You know what? I’m not sure. I just remember either my aunt or grandmother telling me about it. It’s got to be somewhere in Revelations…or what the end part starts because that’s part of the Tribulations and when the world is supposedly going to end. It’s in the part that talks about ‘The sign of the times’
    Jim: I wasn’t asking if their research was definitive, I was asking if not everyone can be cured only some is it still an incurable disease, or is it now considered curable b/c someone has been cured.
    also, I can’t be 100% sure, maybe it wasn’t 7, but it does say that there will be ‘incurable diseases’
    Let’s be clear: I understand that the ‘aids cure’ isn’t really a cure. I’m comparing it to cancer because cancer treatment doesn’t cure everyone either. This man that doesn’t have aids anymore isn’t conclusive I realize that. I’m not asking about him. I’m questioning which statement is correct:
    1)A disease is considered incurable if not everyone can be cured. Or-
    2)If some can be cured that disease is still considered Curable.

    I realize there isn’t a definite answer for this, I just want opinions and why you feel that way.

    1. germ guy

      The man with a bone marrow transplant was not cured.
      AIDS is not curable — simply because not a single person has ever had a true cure.

      When even a small percentage of persons CAN be treated with complete resolution of that disease, even after the treatment is withdrawn, that disease would be called “curable”. But HIV is not one of those.

      other things that are not curable:
      coronary artery disease
      high blood pressure
      rheumatoid arthritis
      sjogren’s syndrome
      seborrheic dermatitis
      herpes simplex
      epstein-barr virus infection
      cytomegalovirus infection

      — and those are just off the top of my head.
      if you open any textbook of internal medicine, just about everything in the table of contents is NOT curable – they are only TREATABLE.

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