Conventional Heartburn Treatment is NOT effective & the dangers

 

• Conventional treatments are able to control ONLY temporarily.
• Conventional treatments such as drugs, PPI’s and antacids, address the symptoms of acid reflux and thus work short-term.
• Most often the patient ends up worse than when he or she started. And then ends up taking stronger medication.
• The medication trap:
     • You start developing a dependency on medicines.
     • Once you start using conventional treatment options, you will become more dependent on the meds and treatments, their effectiveness decreases with time on any particular person while the body begins to respond less effectively.
     • You end up taking much stronger medicine. This is a never-ending cycle.
     • Unjust rip off by the drug and pharmaceutical companies, preying on your pain and desperation.
• These methods to treat your acid reflux might be severely damaging your internal system and your health.
• These conventional treatments do not work with your internal system nut against it.
• PPI drugs are outright dangerous:
     • The most widely assumed mechanism is that long-term PPI use leads to decreased intestinal absorption of calcium resulting in negative calcium balance, increased osteoporosis, development of secondary hyperparathyroidism, increased bone loss and increased fractures.
     • Also, kidney disease, decreased iron and vitamin B12 absorption, magnesium deficiency, as well as pneumonia, dementia, life-threatening infections, and even cardiovascular disease.
• Prescription medicines can NOT be taken long term.
     • The medicines itself state so but they are given & used for longer periods.
     • Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium aimed at treating acid reflux are to be taken for a period of no more than 8 weeks.
• Conventional methods lead to dangerous complications such as the dissolving of the enamel of the teeth, fluids in the sinuses, lungs and middle ears, ulcers, erosive esophagitis, multiple scars within the esophagus and Barrett’s esophagus.
• All acid stopping drugs (not just PPIs) inhibit nutrient absorption, promote bacterial overgrowth, reduce resistance to infection and increase the risk of cancer and other serious diseases.
• Per the National Institutes of Health, “HS receptor blockers decrease stomach acid secretions over a twenty-four-hour period by 70 percent,” which means your body is unable to properly digest the food you eat during this time period. If you’re taking an antacid daily, this means your digestive system isn’t able to appropriately digest food on a regular basis.
• For those that are regularly consuming magnesium stearate, such as people who take chalky antacids every day, it can begin to “irritate the mucosal lining of your bowels” which “causes your bowels to spasm, triggering a bowel movement.” In short, overconsumption can have a laxative effect.
• Some antacids contain dangerous ingredients – polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a petroleum-derivative compound that is made from ethylene glycol (ethane-1, 2-diol), which also happens to be the main ingredient in antifreeze.
Attribution and References
• Association of Long-term Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy with Bone Fractures and effects on Absorption of Calcium, Vitamin B12, Iron, and Magnesium. By Tetsuhide Ito, MD, PhD1 and Robert T. Jensen, MD2.
• FDA Sounds Alarm on Dangers of Antacid Drugs. By Chris Kresser, M.S.
• The Dangers of Antacids as it Relates to Heartburn. By Chelsea Debret