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Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Broken Hips in Dialysis Patients

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Broken Hips in Dialysis Patients

Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may raise the risk for hip fractures among dialysis patients by nearly 20 percent, a new study suggests. Many people with kidney failure take medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which curb production of stomach acid.

Source: Consumer Healthday

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