Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is “a condition in which a person has damaged kidneys or reduced kidney functions for more than 3 months.” It’s the 9th leading cause of death in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 20 million adults aged 20 years and above suffer from it.
And now a recent report from Medical Daily says that the common medication for acid reflux – the proton pump inhibitors – may cause CKD. Read on in this article written by Stephanie Castillo:
Common Medication For Acid Reflux, Proton Pump Inhibitors, May Increase Risk For Chronic Kidney Disease
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — one of the top 10 classes of prescribed medications in the United States — may be an independent risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), finds two new papers published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers are set to present their findings Nov. 3-8 for this year’s ASN Kidney Week 2015 in San Diego. Read more…
This common medication for acid reflux should be avoided. And if you think you’re at risk of CKD, get a blood or urine test. Early diagnosis will help you stop its progression, and hopefully prevent or delay kidney failure.
You can reduce your risk by keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure at a healthy level, eating more fruits and vegetables, and exercising.
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