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Ask Dr Miriam Qyou already have osteoporosis.

calc s I've got brittle bones and also suffer a lot with heartburn. When I saw my doctor recently she said I have to stop taking heartburn medicine because it could make my bones softer. Is this the case? These drugs, called PPIs, also reduce calcium absorption, so they may affect the work of your bonebuilding cells, especially if you're taking a high dose and getting on a bit.

y hig A There's a kind of medicine which is used to lower the amount of acid in your stomach and help with heartburn.

If you're really troubled with heartburn you might revisit your doctor and ask if you'd be able to take the lowest dose possible of the PPI.

Researchers suggest that taking this particular medicine can increase your risk of fracturing a bone, particularly as Sometimes doctors will try a different kind of medication.

QI've got brittle bones and also suffer a lot with heartburn. When I saw my doctor recently she said I have to stop taking heartburn medicine because it could make my bones softer. Is this the case? A There's a kind of medicine which is used to lower the amount of acid in your stomach and help with heartburn.

Researchers suggest that taking this particular medicine can increase your risk of fracturing a bone, particularly as you already have osteoporosis.

calc s These drugs, called PPIs, also reduce calcium absorption, so they may affect the work of your bonebuilding cells, especially if you're taking a high dose and getting on a bit.

y hig If you're really troubled with heartburn you might revisit your doctor and ask if you'd be able to take the lowest dose possible of the PPI.

Sometimes doctors will try a different kind of medication.

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Date:Aug 10, 2018
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