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Removing Zantac From The Market Could Lead To People Developing Esophageal Cancer

Heartburn and acid reflux can cause stomach acid to repeatedly burn the delicate, unprotected tissues of the esophagus causing irritation that could lead to cancer

Monday, August 10, 2020 - If you were relying on Zantac to alleviate serious heartburn symptoms you should immediately consult your physician and seek to stop the condition. Untreated acid reflux could lead to cancer of the esophageal, throat, and mouth.

When the FDA recalled popular anti-heartburn and acid reflux drug Zantac from the markets in the United States, it left consumers with little information as to how to treat their heartburn and acid reflux problems. Web sites and YouTube videos are starting to appear in search results on the internet that offer alternatives to taking the now-banned drug. Some 15 million people per year were reported to use Zantac, and the drugmaker Sanofi dominated the market. The company earned billions from the sale of the world's most popular antacid. Medical professionals on the internet are offering a variety of lifestyle change recommendations and also alternative diets that could help prevent acid indigestion. Zantac stomach cancer attorneys are available for a free consultation and no obligation to file a lawsuit claim.

The easiest and most obvious way to alleviate acid indigestion is to eat less and to lose weight, however, most who were reaching for a Zantac lacked the motivation and discipline to do either. Most people who are obese and can lose at least 10% of their body weight will see their acid reflux eliminated or reduced to manageable levels. WebMD recommends the following lifestyle changes: "Avoid snacking in bed, reduce your alcohol consumption, drink a little baking soda mixed with water, sip peppermint or ginger tea warm or cold, chew a stick of sugar-free gum after eating (but not mint-flavored gum, as that might make your reflux worse), elevate the head of your bed slightly to keep acid in your stomach, where it belongs, take a probiotic supplement, use a non-PPI antacid, such as calcium-based chewable, Milk of Magnesia, or a commercial sodium bicarbonate drink."

Heartburn and acid reflux is caused by stomach contents spilling back up into the esophagus and is painful and dangerous. Studies indicated that repeated acid reflux can cause cancer of the esophagus. The esophagus does not have a lining like a stomach to protect it from acid and can reflux can cause irritation that can lead to cancer. In the YouTube video titled "Treatments for Heartburn | Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)," presented by the Gastrointestinal Society (GS), the authors tell heartburn sufferers to look for reflux symptoms such as heartburn, a sensation of food moving up into the throat or mouth, a bitter or sour taste in the mouth, a persistant sore throat or chronic coughing, difficult, painful swallowing, asthma, chest pain, bad breath, a feeling of a lump in the throat, and an uncomfortable feeling of fullness after meals." The GS tells patients that the symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux can be minimized by eliminating spicy food, coffee, and alcohol. Since everyone is different you should pay attention to what you eat and make you feel worse.

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