The Antacid Epidemic: The Real Truth Behind the Pills

Every year, millions of Americans are prescribed strong antacids to treat common conditions such as heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, indigestion among many others. Generic Prilosec, an antacid drug, was actually the sixth most-prescribed drug in the United States in 2010, with over 53 million prescriptions written that year alone (and that does not include over-the-counter sales!).

Though many medical professionals argue that antacids are necessary for serious conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), there are several serious consequences that result from their frequent use or overuse — and in many cases these consequences can impact your health and quality of life seriously.

To truly understand why antacids may not be as good for you as you might think, you need to understand how they work.

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