From everything that I’ve seen, read, and heard we can’t take our doctor’s word anytime they prescribe something.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t trust your doctor or that they are out to get you, all I’m saying that sometimes they are misinformed as well. Of course, there are some bad apples in the barrel, but that goes without saying. And to be clear, I am not a doctor or medical professional, this is a modest opinion from your average consumer.
Our healthcare system is upside down with inefficiencies and fairly damaged because of the for-profit model we use. This will always lend itself to corruption and greed.
I trust Big Medical and Big Pharma as far as I can throw them.
These days, instead of educating us and prescribing diet on exercise, physicians prescribe medication for gastric acid problems.
Of these, we want to bring your attention to one called Omeprazole.
Some version of digestive disease affects tens of millions of people every year.
I actually have some experience down this path where I was having stomach problems and treated the problem with antacids, but even these only target symptoms and not the root cause/issue. They don’t fix anything.
Again, this is where prescribing the right diet and probiotics would be more ideal because this is what would likely heal your insides.
It’s common excepted “knowledge” that indigestion is usually caused by too much acid in the stomach, but we now know that it’s low stomach acid creating the problem.
And if this is the case with your issue, taking a Tums will only make things worse.
Not to mention, we can start to damage and kill off the good bacteria and intestinal flora in our belly by taking medications.
Omeprazole Side Effects
Omeprazole prevents the absorption of vitamin B12 and the deficiency of this B12 can lead to:
- Neurological damage (leading to dementia)
- Damage to the central nervous system
- Red blood cell depletion (causing chronic fatigue)
- Muscle problems
- Respiratory problems
A large study by the Kaiser Permanente Institute researched the dangers of Omeprazole by monitoring over 26,000 test subjects over a period of 2 years. The subjects that took Omeprazole demonstrated over 65 percent of them had B12 deficiency as a direct result of taking the medication.
This shouldn’t be taken lightly.This can lead to complications that can eventually lead to mortality.
If you have an intestinal issue, do some research armed with knowledge and go to your doctor and ask them what you can do about your diet and lifestyle to permanently heal (and not redamage) your body. Meds are not the answer to everything and are mostly filling the pockets of large corporations at our own cost.