Heart Health & Drugs | Natural Health Podcast

Date: 06/18/2010

Heartburn, Ulcer & Acid Reflux Medications

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The FDA issued a warning to consumers that high doses or long-term use of proton pump inhibitors may increase the risk of fractures of the wrist, hip or spine. Proton inhibitors are drugs that suppress the secretion of stomach acid and are used in the treatment of peptic ulcers, acid reflux, frequent heartburn, and associated conditions. By suppressing the secretion of stomach acid, proton pump inhibitors reduce the body’s ability to absorb minerals. Stomach acid — specifically, hydrochloric acid (HCL) — plays a critical role in separating minerals from the foods that bind them. Unfortunately, dietary supplements don’t compensate for those lost minerals because low HCL levels allow the minerals to combine with other substances, and so they become more difficult for the body to absorb. Low HCL levels particularly inhibit the absorption of iron, zinc, and calcium, making deficiencies a highly likely outcome of long-term proton inhibitor use. Learn more about digestive health and natural alternatives for acid reflux with this health podcast.


    Submitted by nancy w. on
    July 23, 2016 - 9:51pm

    I eat really healthy, but i just did an Endoscope and have several large ulcers in the Duodenum ,really ill and my doctor says to use more Omneprezol ,i am at 20mg , and he wants me to use more , but it makes my pee brown and i pee several times an hour and feel dizzy. What can i do to heal this? This has been going on for a year and a half, on and off . now i have been on this for 30days! About 30 days ago i became very ill with this , and this is why i went to a doctor again.Why does this happen? How can i stop this and how can i heal this more naturally?

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    July 28, 2016 - 12:29pm

    For obvious legal reasons, we cannot diagnose or prescribe for specific medical conditions—merely provide information. With that in mind, you might find the following link informative. https://jonbarron.org/article/your-stomach-part-3

    Submitted by barb on
    June 14, 2017 - 2:37pm

    Did you ever find a solution to your ulcer?
    I have one - recently found via endoscope. On 40mg a day of Omneprezol. Just started but cant tell if its working since I didnt even know in the first place that I had an ulcer. Just wondering how you are doing and if you are better.

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