Doctors told what is dangerous heartburn pills.
Heartburn pills that take daily millions of people around the globe, can increase the risk of dementia, heart attacks and kidney problems, warn experts from the American research Institute of Houston.
Scientists discovered that these drugs, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIS), can accelerate the aging of cells lining the blood vessels.
Heartburn tablets are not recommended for long term use, but doctors fear that because of their availability and low cost, people can take them without medical supervision for many years.
In the new study, experts found that the long-term effects of IPP accelerates the aging of endothelial cells that line the inner surface of blood vessels.
In other words, when these cells are healthy, they resemble a Teflon coating that prevents adhesion of blood to the vessels, but when the cells age, the endothelium becomes like a sticky, causing adhesion of blood to the vessels and their consequent blockage.
Scientists suspect that this increases the risk of various problems, such as vascular dementia, heart disease and kidney problems – all these diseases are associated with blood clotting.