Navigation Links
Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women
Date:2/1/2012

percent of the women used PPIs regularly; by 2008 that had jumped to 18.9 percent. This could mean that more fractures will be seen in years to come, they added.

Women who stopped using PPIs saw their risk of hip fracture return to normal within two years, Khalili's group noted.

In calculating the risk of hip fracture, the researchers tried to account for weight, age, exercise, smoking, calcium in the diet and supplement use.

Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo, chief of general internal medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said that, "I have really been concerned about doctors dispensing too many PPIs and people taking these for life."

"A lot of the time, PPIs are used for things that are controlled better with diet," he said.

PPIs should be given for a few months and then tapered off, Carrasquillo said. "The problem is that if you stop them suddenly you get acid rebound, and patients start having symptoms again, so you need to taper them off the medication slowly," he explained.

Carrasquillo noted that smokers are at higher risk of gastric problems and complications from PPIs. So, quitting smoking is a good start in controlling these issues, he said.

Often, calcium supplements are used to bolster bone strength, but because PPIs affect the absorption of calcium, taking calcium supplements may not be effective, he said. The researchers did take calcium supplement use into account and the risk remained, he added.

"It looks like, even among women who are smokers, taking calcium supplements doesn't seem to make a difference," he said.

There is a small group of patients whose symptoms will persist and for these patients one has to balance the risk of fracture with the benefit of the drug, Carrasquillo said. "But in the vast majority of cases these patients should not be on PPIs," he said.

More information

For more on PPIs, visit the

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Heartburn Meds Wont Help, May Harm Kids With Asthma
2. Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.
3. Heartburn treatment may extend survival in IPF patients
4. Popular Heartburn Meds May Boost Fracture Risk
5. Scott & White Healthcare -- Round Rock performing surgery without incisions for heartburn
6. Heartburn Drugs May Raise Pneumonia Risk
7. For Most, Chronic Heartburn Not a Big Risk for Esophageal Cancer
8. No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study
9. Heartburn Drugs, Plavix Seem Safe to Take Together
10. Plavix, Heartburn Drug Safe to Take Together: Study
11. FDA Warns of Fracture Risk With Popular Heartburn Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women
(Date:7/11/2014)... Europe Well Intervention Market report defines and segments the well ... The well intervention services market in Europe is estimated to ... by 2018, at a CAGR of 7% from 2013 to ... Intervention Market report, to get an idea of the in-depth ... in the Europe well intervention market, and is supported by ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects ... seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a ... brain activity between patients who have compulsive sexual behavior ... addicts," study author Dr. Valerie Voon, of the University ... release. Voon,s research involved 19 men with sex ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... The report “Probiotics Market by Products (Functional ... (Regular, Therapeutic, Preventive Health Care) & Ingredients (Lactobacilli, ... 2019 ” defines and segments the global probiotics ... market value of probiotic products and ingredients. The ... for the global market with an analysis of ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Biostimulants are widely applied in ... and ornamentals. These also help turf and ornamentals in ... roots. Turf, ornamentals, and flowers appear healthy and strong ... has increased from the last few years. The most ... is Europe, with around 40% share in 2013, and ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014) Obese and overweight firefighters are not ... providers, according to new research from The University ... , National guidelines state that health care professionals ... maintaining a healthy weight. Firefighters have high rates ... cause of line-of-duty deaths in firefighters. This study ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Europe Well Intervention Services Market is Expected to Reach $3.4 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:Europe Well Intervention Services Market is Expected to Reach $3.4 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds 2Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:Biostimulants Market in Turf and Ornamentals is Expected to Reach $ 3.8 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:Biostimulants Market in Turf and Ornamentals is Expected to Reach $ 3.8 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... innovative approach to treating neonatal feeding problems at Nationwide ... feed orally to be discharged earlier and without feeding ... According to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, in ... hospital, they must establish safe oral feeding methods. The ...
... This press release is available in German . ... the biggest risk factors for the development of gastric cancer, the ... biologists from the University of Zurich have now identified a mechanism ... gastric mucosa and sets them up for malignant transformation. Gastric ...
... -- Doctors have been prescribing codeine for postpartum pain management ... to breastfeed while taking the opioid. But the death ... many health care providers questioning the safety of the drug ... risks, some doctors have begun the practice of prescribing oxycodone ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Living ... as much as 80 percent, researchers from the U.S. National ... diet, exercise, smoking and drinking have an impact on whether ... each individual factor affects the risk had been unclear. ...
... 6 (HealthDay News) -- There,s no link between menopause ... a study that challenges a long-held medical belief that ... menopause. Aging alone, not the hormonal impact of ... women, according to the Johns Hopkins researchers. The ...
... Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Some children, especially those ... the hospital, a new study finds. Acetaminophen, albuterol ... hospitalized children, the researchers said. They also found an ... of drugs given to children. On the first ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Neonatal and infant feeding disorders program saves infants from lifetime of feeding tubes 2Health News:Stomach bacterium damages human DNA 2Health News:Mother's postpartum oxycodone use: No safer for breastfed infants than codeine 2Health News:Healthy Living Can Cut Chances of Developing Diabetes 2Health News:Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds 2Health News:Hospitalized Kids May Receive Up to 35 Meds a Week 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 On Thursday, ... 0.52%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.42% ... down 0.41%. The losses were broad based as eight out ... 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 711.88, ... last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to ... of 6% and is expected to be valued ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... has been segmented according to immunoprotein types which ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 ... visitors to Safety & Health Expo 2014 ... the move to London ... management attending exhibition.     ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/696892-a )      ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 2Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 3Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 4Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: Expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6% and is expected to be valued at USD 4,943.0 million 2UK's Flagship Health & Safety Event Has Successful Inaugural Year in London 2UK's Flagship Health & Safety Event Has Successful Inaugural Year in London 3UK's Flagship Health & Safety Event Has Successful Inaugural Year in London 4
... Beta 200 ophthalmoscope, ... glare-free direct ophthalmoscope. Heine's ... patent #4,963,014) along with ... construction, make the Beta ...
... optics. The separation of illumination and observation ... system avoids corneal and iris reflex (Gullstrand-principle). ... the whole of the illuminated section of ... Conventional ophthalmoscopes often let you see only ...
... Beta 200S is the first ... combination of patented aspherical optics ... range of corrective lenses from ... single diopter steps. A perfectly-focused ...
With the unique automatic focus system, Autofoc 2 remains the instrument of choice for direct ophthalmoscopy. Includes XHL halogen bulb....
Medicine Products: