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Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead
Acid reflux is serious and if left untreated can cause more health problems. Many people think they can just treat it with a type of pill called a PPI (proton pump inhibitor). Unfortunately, these pills are linked to other complications and studies suggest that 80 percent of Americans may be taking these powerful meds incorrectly. Individuals with acid reflux should consider an alternative approach, namely diet and lifestyle changes that can minimize symptoms and even heal damage. A food does not have to be obviously acidic to be troublesome. Everyone’s trigger foods are different.