Nexium is a medication from the class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Proton pump inhibitors were discovered in the late 1970s and introduced to the market in the 1980s. They quickly replaced the older class of medications, the H2-receptor antagonists that were used for the same conditions PPIs are nowadays primarily used for. These conditions are conditions that are caused or exacerbated by the gastric acid. Nexium was approved for use in the year 2001 and it has since become the medication that is most commonly used for treating conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, as well as for alleviation of heartburn that can be caused by different causes, mostly by GERD.

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Gastric acid is the acid that is produced in the stomach and the functions of gastric proton pumps (or the ATPase) are the last of the processes that lead to creation of gastric acid. Gastric acid is necessary for breaking down of the proteins and preparing them for further processing in the gastrointestinal tract. However, gastric acid can sometimes have detrimental effects on the health of an individual and that is when proton pump inhibitors are used in order to reduce the production and levels of gastric acid in the stomach.

In case of gastric and duodenal ulcers, the mucus membrane that lines the insides of the stomach and which provides protection from the gastric acid gets compromised and when the gastric acid gets into contact with the lining of the stomach, it causes significant pain and may cause other complications, such as bleeding and further perforation of the lining of the stomach.

In most cases, these ulcers, both of the duodenum and of the stomach are caused by an infection by Helicobacter pylori strain of bacteria which is the most common cause of ulcerations. The other common cause of ulcerations in the stomach and the duodenum is the prolonged use of certain medications, most notably non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Aspirin or ibuprofen. When used for these peptic ulcers, generic Nexium can be of great help as it can significantly decrease the production and the levels of gastric acid, which brings much relief for the patient and also reduces the risks of further complications.

The second condition for which cheap Nexium is commonly used is the gastroesophageal reflux disease. This disease involves the instances of gastric acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus.

This is usually caused by the relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, which is something of a lid that closes the top part of the stomach, thus preventing gastric acid from coming up. However, in GERD, this is enabled and it usually results in heartburn. Other symptoms of GERD include regurgitation, troubles swallowing, painful swallowing, nausea, chest pains and increased salivation. There are also more severe consequences and complications that might arise from GERD, but these can be avoided by treatment. One of the medications that is most commonly prescribed for GERD and which was proven to be the most effective is Nexium. The reason for this is that all of the symptoms of GERD are caused by gastric acid and as Nexium lowers the levels of gastric acid, the condition is managed very successfully.

Nexium online is also sometimes used for treating dyspepsia, more commonly known as indigestion, as well as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, which is a complex triad of different conditions that is also benefited by the use of Nexium 40mg, the most effective proton pump inhibitor on the market.