Does your body need stomach acid?

It seems like there are so many people taking medications to reduce the stomach acid.  For the last several years I have been hearing about problems with taking medications that reduce stomach acid.  I am now convinced that suppressing our stomach acid may cause more problems than we thought.  I am ready to do something about it.  Are you ready?

How did you get started on your stomach acid medication?

                “I saw it on a commercial”
                “I was started on it when I had a hospital stay and never stopped”
                “My physician prescribed it for my heart burn or reflux”

Did you know that the following medications are FDA approved for use for 4 up to 8 weeks?  These medications were not designed to be used for life.

Prevacid or Lansoprazole

Prilosec, Zegrid or Omeprazole

Nexium or Esomeprazole

Protonix or Pantoprazole

Aciphex or Rabeprazole

Dexilant, Kapidex or Dexlansoprazole

 

So why are you still taking these medications?

 

What happens to you if you take these medications for longer than the recommended time?

There is a possibility that you:

                May not absorb calcium, magnesium, zinc, B-vitamins, and many other nutrients.

                May develop osteoporosis

                May have a C. Diff infection (chronic diarrhea)

                There are many other issues that can develop, I am just listing a few.

 

You may have tried to stop taking these medications in the past and have failed because of what we call rebound gastritis.  This is due to your body adapting to the medication reducing the acid and then when the acid comes back damage is done and symptoms start back.

 

How can I get off my medication?

We have developed a simple step by step guide to slowly stopping your medication.  We work with supplements that provide necessary relief of symptoms and the medication in lower doses.  To find out more call me (901)757-9434

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