Popular Reflux Drugs May Increase Stomach Cancer Risk
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Are you one of the millions of Americans taking prescription medication for heartburn or acid reflux?
If so, you could be at an increased risk of developing stomach cancer. New research has revealed a disturbing link between popular acid reflux and heartburn medications and stomach cancer.
People taking drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are frequently seeking relief from heartburn-related issues, but researchers have noted that anyone struggling with bacterial infections may also have been prescribed the drugs.
Regardless of the reasons for taking the medication, people on PPIs for extended periods of time were more likely to develop stomach cancer than those not taking the drugs.
Understanding the Research
This study was recently published in an academic journal with research from scientists from around the world. No details about the funding of the research has been released. The people being studied for this research had been taking PPIs for three or more years. Results of the study show a significant connection between stomach cancer and PPIs. This study supports that the reality is– the longer people were on the drugs, the more likely they were to develop stomach cancer.
Research like this should not lead to any rash decisions in those taking PPIs. Instead, anyone concerned about their use of the drug should speak with their doctor about the likelihood of developing stomach cancer.
PPI Stomach Cancer Lawsuits
Have you or a loved one taken a proton pump inhibitor? Were you later diagnosed with stomach or gastric cancer? If so, contact us for a free consultation. PPIs have been linked to an increased risk of stomach cancer.