PPI are not good for you

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/27/2010 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,   I was diagnosed with GERD after compiling about food getting stuck in my esophagus . an Endoscopy confirmed that I have inflammation inside my esophagus that was caused by GERD and because I was asymptotic I had no idea I was suffering from GERD for so long to a point it damaged my esophagus.  I was prescribed PPI twice a day for the rest of my life.  Fortunately a smart anti aging doctor warn me to watch for a significant side affect of PPI which basically prevent calcium absorption because stomach acid is need (also for Protein).   All the several conventional doctors I have seen since then told me that is a non issue   until I decided to check for myself  just to discover that my Urine Calcium went up drastically since I started the PPI (compared it to tests done prior to taking PPI) and on top of it a DEXA scans keep showing reduction of bone density (I have no others causes for reduction in bone density).     What other option does one have beside taking PPI?   Actually the older you get the more HCI you should take to INCREASE stomach acid which is needed  for good digestions. Taking PPI long germ can have a devastating impact. Anybody has an alternative solution for PPI?

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 1/28/2010 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Diet, or surgery

If your PPI is working that well that you have no stomach acid, then you should be having any gerd, unless you have a hernia or weak valve.

Maybe you could cut your dose in 1/2.

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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 1/28/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
what else can we do. ppis dont work for me, but im afraid to stop and do more damage. also, surgery can cause as many problems as it fixes

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 1/28/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
To aviod surgey, I would do the diet, weight loss, and sleep upright.

If the PPI's really didnt work for you, then why would you be afraid to stop them? If they dont work, then how can they do damage if you stop? Maybe they work, but you still have symptons.

What pill do you take? how much and how long have u been on it?

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 1/28/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgery helped me a great deal. PPI were causing me to develop polyps in my stomach.


Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 1/29/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgery has ended my taking PPI's and I'm VERY happy about it. My surgeon told me that I have developed polyps in my stomach also. All the reading I have done lately has nothing good to say about them. Shooz
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