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Studies show that extended use of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) heartburn medication could put women at risk for hip fractures. 

Studies show that losing excess weight can significantly reduce acid reflux (GERD) and heartburn.

Women dealing with stress may experience gastrointestinal problems such as acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn and stomach ulcers. 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can arise with a variety of symptoms not usually associated with reflux like a cough, chest pain and sore throat. 

Research suggests that overuse of H-2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may cause harmful side effects.