Pregnant women often suffer from heartburn, and many turn to over-the-counter or prescription antacids to tame the burn. But a new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests that using common acid reducers may cause asthma in their offspring. Hearburn is common in pregnant women because the hormones that relax the muscles in pregnancy to make room for the growing fetus also relaxes the stomach valve that keeps acid out of the esophagus. Plus, as the baby grows, the uterus expands, crowding the stomach and forcing acid into the esophagus. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as ... Read More
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