FDA Warning on PPI Use to Combat Acid Reflux
The FDA released a stern warning today against high dose or chronic use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) citing an increased risk of fractures to the hip, wrist and spine. Walking five miles per day combined with a proper diet has been shown to effective in controlling many of the symptoms these drugs were designed to prevent without these recently discovered adverse side effects.
PPI’s are prescribed to millions of Americans to reduce symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux. Physicians often prescribe them knowing that the average patient in unable or unwilling to get an adequate amount of exercise to abate the symptoms.
“We spend less than 2% of our entire health care budget in this country on preventative medicine and today’s announcement on the potential dangers of PPI’s is another example in a long list of health problems created by a medical mindset that focuses on treatment as opposed to prevention “ stated Steve Bordley of TrekDesk.com. “Our body’s digestive systems depend on movement to operate efficiently and most of us are chained to a desk chair for 8-10 hours a day. The health risks of prolonged periods of seated inactivity are well documented but we have done little to assist individuals with solutions to these risks.”
The challenge for most men and women is finding the time during the day to walk the Surgeon General's recommended minimum 10.000 steps per day (5 miles) to maintain optimum health. Most have occupations that require prolonged sedentary periods in their day, however TrekDesk Treadmill desks allow them to walk slowly while they work and achieve their health goals in as little as 3 hours.