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Can proton pump inhibitors increase the risk of osteoporosis?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine

Taking a proton pump inhibitor to treat heartburn or GERD can increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures for some people. To find out if you're at risk and how you can lower your risk, watch this video featuring Dr. Robin Miller.


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