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Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

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Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Dez » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:03 pm

Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

A team of German researchers have established a link using insurance data from over 70,000 people over the age of 75.

Their study showed that elderly people who take proton pump inhibitor drugs, or PPIs, are 44 per cent more likely to suffer from dementia than those who do not take the drugs.
However, they said that their study had limitations, that is because they couldn't separate other risk factors.

The drugs, which include omeprazole and lansoprazole which do not need a prescription are taken by millions of people.
These drugs restrict stomach acid and help people with gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcers.
However, other indigestion remedies such as antacid treatments which neutralise excess stomach acid are not thought to be a problem.

Always consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding your treatments.
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Re: Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Panther » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:38 am

Gosh!
Another scare!
I take Lansoprazole regularly for a bad stomach.
Look at me :D

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Re: Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Ironside » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:06 pm

They may have a point here but as its been said the tests are non really conclusive.
Its the long-term use of acid inhibitors that can cause vitamin B12 deficiency.
It seems to be this factor that can lead to dementia.
Some conditions caused by the deficiency of vitamin B12 are irreversible.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... entia.html

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Re: Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Copie » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:16 pm

I bet there's a few worried people now :lol:

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Re: Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Conti » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:38 am

I use these indigestion tablets every now and then.
I always carry a couple when I go for a drinking session.
I will have to think about taking them now.
After all, if I act now I can't complain later on.
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Re: Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Bystander » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:10 pm

I am at an age where I don't know anyone who doesn't take these sort of tablets :lol:
I am innocent, are you?

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Re: Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Sam » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:19 pm

Bystander wrote:I am at an age where I don't know anyone who doesn't take these sort of tablets :lol:
:rolling:
And more to the point...................

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Re: Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Biggsy » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:09 pm

I thought these indigestion remedies were safe.
I always viewed them as "friendly" medicine.
Looks like I will use these drugs as a last resort only.
I will not be reading any newspapers today, its my day off!

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Re: Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Bandit » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:48 pm

I will be taking some Lanzoprazole in a moment :whistle:

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Re: Indigestion Tablets May Be Linked To Dementia

Post by Dez » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:49 am

Bandit wrote:I will be taking some Lanzoprazole in a moment :whistle:
I took one last night while I went on a drinking session :thumbup:
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