Squelching the fire of indigestion is burning your bones

your bone crew needs a little acid in their tool kitYou’re all too familiar with that “STOMACH ON FIRE” feeling – to keep it at bay, you’ve resorted to routinely swallowing your acid suppression meds.

You’ve been taking them for years.

BUT…….. your stomach is meant to be acidic. The acid bath, sets the wheels in motion for protein digestion and it helps extract a whole host of other vital goodies, notably vitamin B12 and CALCIUM.

Calcium – this is the fundamental ingredient that makes bones.

The get calcium programme

Health gurus are always proclaiming the importance of swallowing lots of calcium, although too much can also not be good for you.

But, sending truck loads of calcium down your digestive tract, is only step 1 in the GET CALCIUM programme. You have to get it from your GUT, into the blood, so it can get into those bones.

So what does it take to get the calcium moving out ?

Lots of things including…

PPIs put bones in splints

A little acid, definitely helps with calcium absorption.

Turning down the dial on acid production, especially over an extended period of time, leaves the calcium balance hanging. And upsets in calcium availability, can increase the risk of bone problems.

Numerous studies have shown, people who use acid suppression meds for a year or more, are more likely to end up breaking a bone. The group of medicines, particularly associated with crumbling bones, are those, belonging to a group of drugs, known as PPIs, e.g. omeprazole.

The PPI name, stands for Proton Pump Inhibitor, it is a reference to how the group of drugs achieve their acid suppression, they do so through blocking the little pump which moves hydrogen ions into the stomach, these hydrogen ions make the stomach acidic.

Throwing the bones

Risk is not a guarantee that a problem will happen, but it does suggest that you need to pay a little more attention.

A bone break can be a minor inconvenience or it can be a killer and/or a disabler.

Pretty much everything you do, whether you’re surfing the net on your ipad late at night, eating a chocolate or taking a pill, has both risks and benefit. It is prudent to weigh up the pros and cons, to make sure that the benefits outweigh the risks. And when the risks are clear, to do what you can to mitigate those risks.

If you’re taking a PPI on a regular basis – your bones are at risk !

Take precautions

So what can you do ?

When a bone breaks the cradle falls

Too many people discover that they have bone problems after the fact. A minor fall, turns into a MAJOR ordeal. Better bones depend on better body chemistry.

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