Tag - proton-pump inhibitors

Antacids for indigestion

If you’re about to reach for that bottle of antacids after the Christmas blow-out - think again. New research suggests that the world’s most popular drugs, used for heartburn and indigestion, can double the risk of pneumonia.

Digestive distress

Q My husband is a healthy 57-year-old vegetarian, a regular exerciser, takes vitamin supplements and eats mostly organic food. Four weeks ago, for the first time in years, he had to take a week off work due to a virus that left him exhausted and...

Pneumonia:A disease of doctors

When we think of pneumonia, we see it as a complicated and dangerous infection caused by bugs ‘in the air’. But there are a number of disparate, but common, medications that can lead to pneumonia, sometimes fatally. Going into hospital can cause it...

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