If you currently take one of the popular over-the-counter medications for acid reflux or GERD disease you should read this article. It addresses what many of us in the holistic community have known for years. That these drugs may be useful for acute conditions but are very dangerous for chronic long-term use. As with many drugs on the market today, they wind up causing a more extreme version of the disease they were designed to treat.
Before you start a regimen of protein pump inhibitor drugs, have your doctor test your enzyme levels to see if you truly are overproducing acid because many times an undeproduction of acid mimics the same symptoms.