Heartburn and GERD Drugs Increase Infections

Use of acid blocking and suppressing drugs leads to increased risk of intestinal infection. Learn how you can eliminate heartburn without harming your body

eliminate heartburn without harming your body,

Mother nature knew what she was doing when she endowed humans with stomach acid. One of the roles of stomach acid is to prevent infection from contaminated food and water. The other is to activate our digestive enzymes so we can digest protein, and prepare the body to digest fats. When we tamper with this mechanism, our immune system and digestion suffer.

A May 10, 2010 article in the Archives of Internal Medicine links use of acid blocking drugs called proton pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec and Nexium) to increased risk for a nasty infection with Clostridium difficile. The article “Less is More” examines the implications of stomach acid suppression and its link to Clostridium difficile infection in two major studies.

According to the article, “increasing levels of pharmacologic acid suppression are associated with increased risks of (hospital acquired) C. difficile infection” 

We also know that use of acid blocking and acid suppressing drugs also leads to increased bone loss and hip fractures. Association between taking acid blocking Proton Pump Inhibitor PPIs kidney disease, increased dementia, and heart attacks has been found

Why risk intestinal infection and osteoporosis, or loosing your mind, when you can use our natural approach to eliminating heartburn and GERD. Call Dr. Patrick in Chico California at 530-899-8741 to learn how you can eliminate heartburn without the risks medications present

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