GERD Reflux Medication Pros and Cons Video

This video discusses the pros and cons of GERD Reflux medication.
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Male Speaker: These medicines we use for GERD is there is any danger in using these medicines? Male Speaker: There are some advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages are that because they decrease the stomach acid, you are at risk for changing the flora of the intestine. You can overgrow an infection called clostridium difficile, which elicits a toxin that causes diarrhea. So, prolonged usage of histamine blockers and proton pump inhibitors like Prevacid could lead to overgrowth of clostridium.

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