Posts Tagged ‘bone density’

By Ashley Koff RD and Gerard E. Mullin MD

This article in US News raised concerns among patients about a link between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a common treatment for acid reflux disease, and bone fractures. Their concerns led us to want to discuss the following:

a) What is Acid Reflux, really?

b) Why do we take medication for it?

c) What diet and lifestyle modifications aid Acid Reflux?

d) If I am taking medication, should I just stop?

e) Will continuing to take a PPI ruin my bones and what else?

f) Can I help my bone density through better nutrition?


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