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Proton pump inhibitors and histamine acid blocking drugs are at the forefront of acid reflux treatment, however regular use of antacids can promote SIBO and exacerbate the tendency of NSAIDS to injure the intestinal mucosa. Long term antacid use has also been linked to an increased risk of peritonitis and Clostridium difficile infection in vulnerable populations.
Children on acid blocking drugs have a greater than 4-fold higher risk of developing Clostridium difficile infections as compared to other children. PPI's exacerbate intestinal erosions and inflammation related to aspirin and steroid use. Other possible issues include increased risk of pneumonia in stroke patients, fractures in osteoporotic adults, lower respiratory tract infections in susceptible individuals with chronic kidney disease, impaired semen quality and COPD exacerbation.
Most of those who suffer with GI issues use these products on a regular basis and suffer symptoms immediately when a dose is skipped. Weightloss often improves GI symptoms in patients who are overweight as does quitting smoking for those who do. Patients should avoid large meals and instead consume small meals throughout the day. Patients with GERD may find it beneficial to elevate the head of their bed and avoid laying down for about 3 hours after they eat. Patients may require digestive enzymes, liver and gallbladder support. Although generally most people with GERD benefit from demulcent herbs and probiotics.
Xymogen's GastrAcid with meals is a natural proton pump inhibitor. HistDao blocks histamines in food that we consume. Lipotropix and Liver Protect are great combination formulas for liver and gallbladder support.
An alternate philosophy in the treatment of GERD is to build a protective barrier for the grastroesophogeal mucosa. With antacid use, the acute effect of blocking acid can create a vicious cycle whereby pH sensors note insufficient acid and mount an effort to create more. Demulcent herbs have been used for centuries to treat heartburn. Herbs such as Althea officinalis and Ulmus fulva are most effective in teas and Aloe vera can be used in smoothies for relief. Quickly relieving symptoms is important and alginates are a terrific tool. Alginates occur in the cell walls of brown algae, such as kelp and bladderwrack.
Xymogen's GlutAloeMine rebuilds the gut mucosa. Rebuild your protective wall inside.
For patients with gastrointestinal dysfunctions and GERD, vitamin deficiencies should be closely watched. PPI's also deplete you of iron and cause calcium malabsorption along with a disruption in the gut microflora. They have also been associated with increased risks of some cancers.
GERD management cannot rely on the use of PPI's. If you are using proton pump inhibitors to treat your gastrointestinal conditions visit us at Second Nature Care. Our Good Gut probiotics can drastically change your digestive system without harmful side effects. Along with our Good Gut products, we offer a variety of homeopathic remedies that can remedy your condition.
If you need immediate relief and repair then you can consider I.V. nutrients and specilalized injectable medicines from Germany. Ask us about our formulas for gut repair.