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Tim says- My Acid-Reflux story- Long term side effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors and Natural solutions to counteract.
The number 3 most prescribed medication today is for treating GERD related issues. Studies indicate approximately 15% of all Americans suffer from these problems. Are you in that category?
15 years ago I (Tim) was diagnosed with GERD and was prescribed by my doctor, the PPI medication Omeprazole. To make matters worse, the doctors discovered I have a hiatal hernia which increases the likelihood of more acid being pushed up into the esophagus. So, of course I listened to my doctor, as we should, because the alternative was, if not treated correctly, a high risk of esophageal cancer. Not a good thing!
After a good friend told me PPI’s were not originally intended for long-term use, I wondered what the long-term side effects were. As you see in the video, they are potentially very dangerous especially if taken over a long period of time. 15 years I’m pretty sure qualifies as a long time. A couple of warnings I failed to mention in the video are, according to drugdangers.com:
1- In 2010, concern was raised about a link between cardiac defects and PPI use. The FDA stated that there wasn’t a statistical link for humans but studies in animals have confirmed the risk. Prilosec is currently listed as Pregnancy Category C and should not be taken by pregnant women.
2- In 2016, researchers concluded that PPI use may prematurely “age” cells of the vascular system. This may contribute to age-related illness such as dementia, renal failure, cardiovascular disease and cancer, though no definitive connection had been made.
For further information check out a report done by the Journal of American Medical Association in November of 2017 entitled: “Further evidence to Monitor long-term Proton Pump Inhibitor use.”
Who thinks a friend or family member should be ok with these side effect risks? Please comment your feelings and why?
My story actually starts about quite a while ago when I tried to take myself off the medication for acid reflux. It was miserable to put it mildly. After I did some research I found out why. Taken from Goodrx.com it explains: “When you discontinue PPI’s (Proton Pump Inhibitors) there is a rebound gastric hyper-secretion in those who have been on them for prolonged periods of time.” Some experts say this could take between 4 weeks to 3 months to overcome. So then it made sense to me why I couldn’t break free from the medication.
My wife (Kim) around that time started using Essential Oils. If you’ve never heard of them, you’re not alone. I had never heard of them either. Growing up in a household where my mom was all about natural things, I was curious about these essential oils. However, my initial thought was, yeah they’re probably ok but I doubt they will work good enough to help me with my problems. I was skeptical, to be honest.
So here is where my story starts with essential oils. One night after dinner I had a severe stomachache and my wife prodded me to try an essential oil blend. I finally relented and she (Kim) put one drop in my navel. Within a short time the pain and discomfort was substantially subsiding, almost totally gone. It was one of those “what just happened?” moments.
Fast forward two months later. I made the decision to really put these Essential oils to the test. Could I take myself off the prescription medication and it actually work this time? For the first two weeks or so, I made sure to stay away from foods that I knew would create an issue including coffee. But about week three to four I really started testing it out. I started to drink one cup of coffee in the morning and had very little issue. Hallelujah! Don’t know about you all but I loves me a good cup of joe in the morning!. I’m happy to say the longer I take the Essential oil products the issue of acid reflux is less and less. In the past, when I took myself off the medication I couldn’t lay flat and I got very little sleep. Not so with the essential oils. I can lay flat and get a good nights sleep.
Are you suffering from these issues? Have you found this information interesting and/or beneficial? Hit like and make a comment. I’d love to hear from you. Would you like to hear more of the story? Message me and let’s chat. I’d love to help you find the potential relief you’re looking for in a natural way without the side effects. Do you have friends or family that have issues? Share the video with them so they can see the potential benefits.
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