5 little-known reasons acid reflux meds make you feel worse

Pneumonia

3. Pneumonia

Research from Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea found that one out of every 200 patients taking acid reflux medications may develop pneumonia.

The researchers conducted a review of studies published between 1985 and 2009 and found a link between proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 blockers and the risk of pneumonia. H2 blockers include the Ranitidine we talked about with C. Diff as well as Axid, Pepcid, Tagamet and Zantac.

The study also revealed that the risk of pneumonia related to acid reflux meds is dose-dependent. In other words, the higher the amount you take, the higher your risk of ending up sick.

Read: How to reduce pneumonia risk by 86%

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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

By Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, with more than 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to helping others enjoy life at every age through the use of alternative medicine and natural wellness options. Dr. Schmedthorst enjoys sharing her knowledge with the alternative healthcare community, providing solutions for men and women who are ready to take control of their health the natural way.