Hi, I was diagnosed with GERD after compiling about food getting stuck in my esophagus . an Endoscopy confirmed that I have inflammation inside my esophagus that was caused by GERD and because I was asymptotic I had no idea I was suffering from GERD for so long to a point it damaged my esophagus. I was prescribed PPI twice a day for the rest of my life. Fortunately a smart anti aging doctor warn me to watch for a significant side affect of PPI which basically prevent calcium absorption because stomach acid is need (also for Protein). All the several conventional doctors I have seen since then told me that is a non issue until I decided to check for myself just to discover that my Urine Calcium went up drastically since I started the PPI (compared it to tests done prior to taking PPI) and on top of it a DEXA scans keep showing reduction of bone density (I have no others causes for reduction in bone density). What other option does one have beside taking PPI? Actually the older you get the more HCI you should take to INCREASE stomach acid which is needed for good digestions. Taking PPI long germ can have a devastating impact. Anybody has an alternative solution for PPI?