Are You Ignoring Stomach Dangers?

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I would bet that if you know any people, you know someone who is taking a PPI (proton pump inhibitor). These heartburn and acid reflux drugs often provide relief, but that relief can cost a patient a very steep price in the form of increased health risks and possible heart failure.

They finally are admitting it!

The FDA have made it official: PPI medication, Aciphex aka Rabeprazole, Prevacid aka Lansoprazole) Prilosec aka Omeprazole, Nexium aka Esomeprazole - the most popular drugs on the market – appears to be more dangerous than thought.

These mediations shut down some of the stomach’s acid producing pumps, which may seem like a great idea if you suffer from heartburn or acid reflux, but in reality is a dangerous way to control those conditions.

Hip fractures in those with long term PPI use has been noted.

They also prevent Vitamin B12 and calcium absorption, that they know of, others have not been studied!

Contrary to what you are told or believe, stomach acids are not there to make your life miserable they're very essential for digesting food and when production is stopped digestion suffers.

Stomach acids perform other important tasks, such as protecting your stomach from C-diff (Clostridium difficile), a bacterium that can trigger severe digestive inflammation and diarrhea as well as other overgrowth of bacteria.

Stomach acid is actually your friend not your enemy!

Due to the wild prescribing of PPI they have become the enemy! Some time back the FDA added a warning that hypomagnesemia (a dangerous magnesium deficiency) may occur in patients who have taken or take PPI drugs daily for three months to one year.

More than 7 days of use is endangering your health!

The FDA warning only addresses the extremes. That is: extreme use of the drug and extreme magnesium deficiency, when in actuality any use of more than 7 days is a danger.

If you read the insert accompanying the prescription it tells you that the product should not be used longer than 7 days. The drug companies know what will happen!

The FDA isn't admitting; Hypomagnesemia doesn't develop overnight. They are saying, eight months of PPI use. We know that your magnesium level doesn't suddenly drop off the table. Who knows how much your heart needs?

This is a HUGE issue for every PPI user, because even a gradual or small drop in your magnesium level can have negative health consequences.

Magnesium helps heart muscles relax, reduces blood pressure, helps control homocysteine, reduces risk of cognitive decline, essential in growing healthy bones and plays a key role in healthy DNA production.

Magnesium also helps maintain normal insulin levels. Deplete magnesium levels and you lose one of your key defenses against type 2 diabetes.

Please share this e-mail with anyone you know who suffers from chronic heartburn or acid reflux or other stomach problems -- because chances are they're on a PPI (or will be given one soon). And they need a GENUINE warning about the true risks of depleted mineral levels.

But PPIs are not the only option. There are safe alternatives that don't put you at risk for more serious issues down the road. See the Gastric Herbal Repair Kit” for alternatives without side effects!

About the Author:

Lena Sanchez a happy Retired Medical Office Nurse/Administrator, Medical Office Consultant turned Alternative Health Consultant took charge of her life in 1992 substituted healthy drug-free alternatives getting actual pain relief after 30 years with fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and never ending illnesses all kinds never solved with conventional medicine . Now committed to helping others do the same by educating on truly treating illness and disease rather than masking symptoms. See

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