What Seems Like A Minor Health Problem Can Snowball Into Irreversible Health Decline
Occasional heartburn is not a medical issue… so popping an antacid now-and-then to relieve the pain is fine…
But when acid reflux becomes chronic, it’s your body’s way of telling you of an issue that needs to be addressed.
But for the sake of convenience, most people ignore the warning signs and continue to mask the symptoms with a pill.
It’s kind of like taking a strong painkiller for a painful in-grown toenail… the pain will disappear for a while… but if the toenail isn’t treated, the agony returns as soon as the painkillers wear off.
It’s the same with acid reflux… if you mask the symptoms with medication and never address the problem… it will keep coming back, and the root-cause of the problem will only get worse.
While doctors wouldn’t dream of prescribing strong painkillers for an in-grown toenail… 170 million prescriptions for acid reflux are filled every year… and that’s just for America alone.
The crazy thing is, that acid reflux can be treated naturally… and the added benefits of treating the problem at its root cause are INCREDBILE.
What a lot of people don’t realize it that acid reflux medication is only meant to be taken for occasional heartburn.
If you read the small print for all kinds of acid reflux medications, you’ll find that the FDA warns to only take these meds for short periods of time.
Ignoring these warnings can come with some serious side effects.
Proton Pump Inhibitor Warning
Omeprazole is an acid reflux medication… which is the third most prescribed drug in the US.
It’s classified as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), which is used to decrease the production of acid in the stomach.
Omeprazole comes with a warning – alerting users that Omeprazole shouldn’t be used for longer than 8 weeks at a time.
Unfortunately, most doctors don’t take the time to warn their patients the serious health problems that come with long term PPI use. To make matters worse, Big Pharma has been accused of playing-down the possible side effects (because it’s such a profitable market).
Here is a list of possible health problems that can arise from long-term Omeprazole use:
The pancreas is an organ responsible for the production of digestive enzymes.
The pancreas also produces insulin, a hormone important in the control of blood-glucose levels. Healthy blood glucose levels are incredibly important for maintaining a slim waistline.
In recent years, the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s), especially omeprazole, has been associated with development of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered evidence in mice and in human studies that suppressed stomach-acid reduces good gut bacteria in a way that promotes liver injury… and can trigger three different types of chronic liver diseases.
Long term use of Omeprazole decreases diversity of good bacteria in the gut (known as the microbiome).
A healthy microbiome has been proven to be essential for physical and mental wellbeing. So much so, that the microbiome is considered and essential body organ.
Research reveals that an unhealthy microbiome (gut dysbiosis) is associated with a long list of different ailments, including inflammatory, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic and neurodegenerative (brain) diseases.
Ironically, an unhealthy microbiome is usually the original cause of acid reflux… taking omeprazole, masks the symptoms, and degrades the microbiome even further… making the user dependent to the drug.
A study published in August 2016 suggests that PPI’s increase the risk of heart attack.
Seventeen RCTs covering 7540 patients were selected. The pooled data suggested that the use of PPI’s was associated with a 70% increased cardiovascular risk.
Research concluded that Omeprazole could significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular events and, so, should be used carefully.
Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Use Can Cause Weight Gain
Have you noticed steady weight gain since you began taking PPI’s?
A clinical research team from Japan examined the effects of long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy on body weight in patients with chronic acid reflux. They concluded long-term PPI treatment was associated with weight gain.
Reduced Ability To Absorb Vitamins And Minerals
Many vitamins and minerals require an acidic environment for optimal absorption. Iron, vitamin C, and vitamin B12 absorption are dependent on the intestine’s acidic environment.
Several studies and case reports describe associations of omeprazole with altered calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B12 absorption.
This is compounded by the fact that the microbiome (good bacteria) are needed for optimum vitamin absorption.
Persistent heartburn puts the body into a state of chronic inflammation.
Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Lawsuits
If lawyers are circling around PPI side effects like vultures… with some who even specialize in PPI grievances… we can only assume that the problem is worse than we think.
In 2016, AstraZeneca paid the United States Department of Justice a $7.9 million penalty for engaging in an alleged kickback scheme involving the sale of Nexium and Prilosec.
In 2015, AstraZeneca settled a national class action involving deceptive marketing of Nexium for the sum of $20 million.
In 2003, AstraZeneca faced allegations by the European Commission that the company provided false and misleading information in order to protect its patent on Losec (sold in the U.S. as Prilosec). After a two-year investigation, the Commission ordered AstraZeneca to pay a fine of €53 million (approximately $67.5 million USD).
In the court filings, lawyers argue the following:
- Nexium and Prilosec are defective and unreasonably dangerous.
- The manufacturers (including AstraZeneca, Proctor & Gamble, and Pfizer) were negligent in the production of the drug.
- The manufacturers failed to properly test the medication and failed to warn doctors and patients of certain risks.
- The manufacturers concealed evidence of the dangers from the government and the public and misrepresented the safety of the drug in its marketing material.
Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Warning
This milky substance offers instant relief for acid reflux. But it is not recommended for long term use.
Aluminum is a highly toxic metal that accumulates in your system and can cause:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Liver and kidney failure
- Memory loss
- Aching muscles
- Speech disturbances
- Worsening gastrointestinal problems
Antacids seem like a relatively harmless over-the-counter drug. But like Omeprazole, they should only be taken for short periods of time.
Antacids neutralize stomach acid. As mentioned with the dangers of Omeprazole, low levels of stomach acid disrupt essential gut bacteria, increases inflammation, and limits your absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Prolonged acid reflux disease can lead to serious health complications. Those include:
- Inflammation of the esophagus resulting in scars from tissue damage
- Esophageal spasms
Or worse, ‘Barrett’s esophagus’ – a condition that manifest in an abnormal shape and color of cells in the esophageal lining. This condition is a precursor to esophageal cancer, especially in adults over 60 years old.
Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 400,000 deaths each year.
A study by the International Journal of Cancer (IJC) revealed that a greater proportion of oesophageal cancer cases (compared to controls) used medications known for damaging the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).
Natural, Quick Fixes For Acid Reflux
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is effective for instant acid reflux relief.
Half a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved into a four-ounce glass of water is the recommended dose for adults.
How does it work? Baking soda neutralizes stomach acid and temporarily relieves symptoms of acid reflux.
Although baking soda is great for instant relief, it is not recommended for daily, long term use because:
- It’s very high in salt
- Interference with calcium absorption is common
- Kidney damage and/or kidney stones are a risk
For this reason, this treatment should always be administered under doctor’s advice.
Ginger tea is one of the oldest Chinese remedies for digestive issues and a great temporary fix for acid reflux.
Ginger is proven to reduce inflammation. But If you take too much, you may make your symptoms worse.
Bananas are an alkaline fruit that helps neutralize acid in the stomach – ripe bananas are best!
Aloe vera. Evidence has shown that two tablespoons up to three times a day of both aloe vera juice and syrup may improve heartburn.
Turmeric. In traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is prized for its strong anti-inflammatory properties.
According to a 2007 study, chronic acid reflux can be caused by inflammation and oxidative stress. The report suggested that acid reflux can be treated with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.
Sleep on Your Left Side. Sleeping on your left side (called the “left lateral decubitus position”) may help you avoid heartburn during the night.
The esophagus enters the right side of the stomach. As a result, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) sits above the level of stomach acid when you sleep on your left side.
When you lay on your right side, stomach acid covers the LES. This increases the risk of acid leakage and causing heartburn.
Take The Right Probiotics. If you suffer from chronic acid reflux… instead of reaching for a quick fix, you should consider restoring the health of your microbiome.
This can be done by taking probiotics.
The two most researched strains of probiotics that have been proven to treat acid reflux are:
Although these strains of probiotics are the best for treating acid reflux, they struggle to compete for space in the gut because of an overgrowth of bad bacteria. This means that it takes a very long time to feel any difference.
Without medical attention, the only way to remove bad bacteria (without harming your good bacteria) is to starve them out… with controlled periods of fasting.
Intermittent fasting involves skipping breakfast and holding out as long as you can until your first meal. In total, a fast usually ends up being between 16 and 18 hours.
So, if you eat dinner the night before at 6pm, and then break-your-fast at 10am… you’ve completed a 16 hour fast. If you’re able to hold out until 12 noon, you’ve completes an 18 hour fast… and so on.
Fasting gives your overworked gut a break from digesting food and processing nutrients… while improving the diversity of your good bacteria.
With bad bacteria on the back foot, your microbiome has a chance to bloom.
Research by the Scandinavian Journal of Immunology found that test subjects that fasted had a significant reduction in bad gut bacteria…
Fasting causes physiological stress in the body. This stress triggers an immune system response found in the gut lining called immunoglobulin A (or IgA for short). The study found that IgA is responsible for clearing out bad bacteria from the gut.
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