Heartburn Drugs Tied to Kidney Problems

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People taking proton pump inhibitors called PPIs should know that these drugs not only affect the heart (read more on effect of PPIs on the heart) but also affect kidneys. In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the lead author Dr. Morgan Grams, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University says people who use PPIs have a 20 percent to 50 percent higher risk of chronic kidney disease compared to non users and also to those who ..

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