They say there are only six degrees of separation between you and any other person on earth. If so, there must be only a couple degrees separation at most between you and all the people who use proton-pump inhibitor drugs to address gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD).
According to WebMD Medical News, in 2005 literally millions of prescriptions were written for Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, and other proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs).
So forward this article along your friends who use these drugs and let them know they may be putting themselves at greater risk of hip fractures. Fortunately, you can also let them know there’s a safe alternative treatment for GERD that’s far less expensive than PPI drugs.