Vanny 2015-09-02 01:07:59
Read this testimonial from a patient on the effects of long-term PPI
Heartburn Pills Wrecked My Life
PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) are very effective medications against the
symptoms of reflux: heartburn, acid taste in mouth, sore throat,
disrupted sleep, etc. However, if you read the patient information
leaflet it states that such as Omeprazole should only be taken for 6 weeks.
Long-term therapy with PPIs results in serious side-effects including
osteoporosis and, in the lady’s case above, neuropathy due to vitamin
B12 deficiency. Nerve damage as a result of vitamin B12 deficiency is
The caveat is that a large number of front-line doctors are unaware of
the side-effects of PPIs and they prescribed them like smarties.
I am controlling my GERD by diet and lifestyle changes.
Stopping smoking and drinking alcohol, getting your weight down to less
than a BMI of 25 http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/,
throwing your frying pan away, stopping buying take aways, keeping
hydrated, not wearing tight clothing, are only a few of the things that
will help you manage your GERD. You should aim to go drug free.
Unfortunately, we all want to keep our lifestyles and rely on drugs and
chemicals to get us through.
I confess that I still have to take Omeprazole ocasionally for
break-through GERD usually as a result of sinning. However, I am very
happy to have reduced my toxic load and reduced my risk of osteoporosis,