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September 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm · · 0 comments

The common drug for Gastro that causes depression, anxiety and brain damage.

September 18, 2018

If you’re someone who faces gastric acid build up, you very well be suffering from the most common chronic disease in the world: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). It is a situation where the stomach acid flows back into the oesophagus, one feels a burning sensation as the corrosive acid burns the oesophageal lining.

These Drugs: Omeprazole; work by blocking the production of gastric acid. These drugs designed for short term relief, are used by millions of people on a daily basis. And the consequences are equally dangerous.

Researchers state that bacteria in our gut help the functioning of our brain by producing certain hormones or neurotransmitters. And similarly our emotional responses affect our gut bacteria.

As the title of the post suggests, this study suggests that Proton Pump Inhibitors like Omeprazole can raise the risk of creating depression.

A study conducted by Wei-Sheng Huang, from the Department of Psychiatry at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital concluded that “patients with major depression had a greater prevalence of higher cumulative defined daily dose”, meaning that patients that took omeprazole for longer had greater odds of developing depression and anxiety disorders.

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The drugs might raise depression risk by dysregulating the gut-brain axis, they suggest, or by preventing the organism from properly absorbing nutrients after the use of stomach drugs.

Some of the identified side effects of Omeprazole are:

  1. Increased Risk of Bone Fracture
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Calcium Deficiency
  4. Loss of Red Blood Cells
  5. Chronic Fatigue
  6. Intestinal Infections
  7. Anemia
  8. Multiple Nutrient Deficiencies
  9. Heart Arrhythmias

A team of Stanford researchers examined 2.9 million cases to come to the conclusion that: Regular use of Proton Pump Inhibitors like Omeprazole increases the risk of heart attack by a deadly 16% and doubles the probability of death by heart attack, stroke, or, other cardiovascular diseases.

Why does a Drug for Stomach Acid Remedy Cause Heart attacks?

A Proton Pump Inhibitor works by blocking secretion of gastric acid in the stomach. Gastric acid is necessary to digest food, break down proteins, and signal the pancreas to secrete juices. PPI impair the cells that line blood vessels. So, Blood Vessels are more rigid and less able to properly dilate. Stiff and clotted blood vessels are prone to heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases.

Treat your Digestion Naturally!

How to Boost your Stomach Acid?

It is a misconception that too much stomach acid causes stomach burns, on the contrary it’s the low levels of stomach fluids that causes stomach burns.

  • Chew 15-20 times per morsel
  • Drink 2 table spoons of apple cider vinegar
  • Have some lemon water between meals.

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