Bel Marra Health Weighs in on Studies Revealing Heartburn Medications May Be Causing Heart Attacks

Bel Marra Health is reacting to recent health news that heartburn medications may be causing heart attacks.

Bel Marra Health (, a company that offers high-quality, specially formulated natural vitamins and health products, is weighing in on recent studies that are revealing that heartburn medications could potentially be causing heart attacks.

Acid moving from the stomach to the esophagus is what causes heartburn, but when the pain and burning sensation kicks in, the only thing people want is relief. Often that relief comes in the form of over-the-counter heartburn medication, which has been proven effective in relieving much of the discomfort associated with the condition. (Source: Marchione, V., “Heartburn meds linked to increased risk of heart attacks,” Bel Marra Health web site, July 14, 2015;

“When an individual experiences heartburn, all they want is for it to go away,” observes Dr. Victor Marchione, spokesperson for Bel Marra Health. “Non-prescription or over-the-counter heartburn medication has been such an accepted way to turn for so long that it never occurred to anyone that it could actually be causing more harm than good in the long run. That is, until now.”

As Marchione notes, a recent study by Stanford University has taken a wide sample of medical records—close to three million—and made a connection to show an increase in heart attack occurrence of nearly 20% in those who use heartburn medications. (Source: Ibid.)

“A 20% increase is significant,” Dr. Marchione continues. “Plus, in another Stanford study with a smaller sample size, they found that nearly half of those patients had been taking some form of heartburn medication. These numbers are alarming, and while too much could never be made of one study, it’s a large enough sample size for doctors and the medical community to take notice.”

The study doesn’t provide any clear information on what doses of heartburn medication are safe or unsafe, or what heartburn medication does exactly to influence the onset of heart attacks.

“As mentioned, this is not exactly cause for panic, but speaking with a doctor about one’s intake of heartburn medication is a good place to start,” concludes Dr. Marchione. “To reduce heartburn, patients may consider eating smaller meals, avoiding laying down after eating a meal, quitting smoking, or elevating the head while sleeping.”

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