Beware: Long term Proton Pump Inhibitor causes iron deficien
Doctors will now have to exercise more caution while prescribing Proton Pump Inhibitors as their long term use is linked with iron deficiency, a new study has found. The study was conducted by Jameson R.Lam et al that was published in the journal Gastroenterology. Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPIs) can increase the gastric pH through their inhibition of the H+/K+-ATPase pump on the parietal cell, thereby making the gastric environment more alkaline. The greater degree of alkalinity facilitates the...