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Acid-reducing medications risks and natural solutions to heartburn


Acid-reducing Medication Risks

       Are you or someone you love relying on Tums, Pepcid, proton pump inhibitors or other products to reduce the symptoms of heartburn, reflux, chronic laryngitis or cough?  While these medications may provide temporary relief, they are also causing some serious side-effects if taken for a long period of time. 

 

Hidden Consequences:

            Taking acid-reducing prescription or over the counter medications, can be robbing your body of vital nutrients such as B12, folic acid, iron, and zinc.  Moreover, they contribute to bone damage and elevate the risk of hip fracture by a staggering 60%!

            The continued use of these medications can lead to many serious health issues.  These include the increased risk of developing food allergies, gut problems, depression, migraines, osteoporosis, asthma, and skin irritation.

 

Understanding Stomach Acid:

            Stomach acid is not the enemy; it plays a crucial role in breaking down proteins, eliminating pathogens, nutrient absorption, and regulating the rest of the digestive process.  In many people the actual cause of symptoms is too little stomach acid.

 

Lifestyle Factors:

            It is very important to explore the various causes of heartburn symptoms.  There are many contributing factors such as food sensitivities, over consumption of fatty or fried foods, alcohol, chocolate, smoking and certain medications like blood pressure and opioids.

 

Natural Solutions:

            At Points 2 Wellness, we offer a comprehensive approach to identify and treat the root cause of the symptoms and not just cover them up with drugs.  We offer testing and treatment for food allergies, infections such as H. Pylori, candida, bacterias and viruses.  We work with our patients to optimize and support their normal gut functions.  That in turn, helps to restore their overall health and wellbeing.

 

            Schedule a free consultation today!!  Take back control of your health.


 

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