Maximum Spread! OMEPRAZOLE: The Gastric Protector That Ends Your Health

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Gastric acid can be a serious problem. People often tend to have gastric acid buildup and look for various treatments to help them. Doctors usually prescribe medicines and one of the most commonly used is called omeprazole.

Usually, after taking too much medicines or undergoing therapies, the good bacteria in our guts can get out of hand and we must keep our intestinal flora regulated, otherwise it can cause intestinal problems. Well, we’ve got bad news for the people who are taking omeprazole regularly because it’s a very harmful drug. Make sure the SHARE this your friends on Facebook that use Omeprazol!

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The Health Hazards Of Omeprazole

Omeprazole actually limits our body’s ability to absorb vitamin B12 when you consume it for an extensive period of time. The deficiency of this vitamin can lead to:

  • Depletion in our red blood cell count
  • Anemia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Neurological damage leading to degenerative ailments like dementia
  • It can cause damage to our central nervous system
  • Omeprazole causes rapid loss of calcium in our bodies which causes a condition known as osteoporosis or brittle bone syndrome, where a person is prone to broken bones or fractures easily
  • A calcium shortage can cause muscle issues
  • It causes an increased risk of respiratory issues, such as shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing, hyperventilation, and congestion
  • Chronic fatigue caused by low red blood cells which are responsible for conveying oxygen throughout our body

A study by the Kaiser Permanente Institute based in the United States of America researched the health dangers of omeprazole. They monitored over 26,000 test subjects every day and the subjects consumed various amounts of omeprazole within a period of two years. The subjects that had consumed omeprazole were at risk of having vitamin B12 deficiency by as much as 65% when it’s compare to individuals that do not make use of the medication. We can conclude that omeprazole is indeed very harmful for our health and we should avoid using it as a gastric protector!

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Vitamin B12 is directly related with the production of red blood cells from human body. If the organism starts having issues with the absorption of this vitamin, the patient start suffering from symptoms related to fatigue and frequent fatigue.

Omeprazole that many people utilize as a gastric protector can cause severe harm to the central nervous system, thus affecting the overall health.

Another of the most commonly recognized dangers of omeprazole is that it can also decrease calcium absorption by the organism, which may lead to fractures and normal bone and muscle problems.

There are studies which have proved that this gastric protector is the main cause for several respiratory problems, particularly at elderly people.

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Monica Hidalgo, a Ph.D. in pharmacy at the National Center for Drug Information (Cimed) at the University of Costa Rica explains that human body needs gastric acid in order to protect the organism from an immense variety of viruses and bacteria, many of which are related to certain respiratory conditions. When the patient consumes omeprazole, the gastric acid diminishes which actually gives free passage of all type of agents toxic and harmful for the organism.

Recent research conducted on the Kaiser Permanente Institute in the US investigated that true dangers of omeprazole health and was evaluated in 26 thousand patients. These patients were taking certain amount omeprazole daily in period of 2 years. The results of this study were shocking: the number of patients who were consuming this gastric protector had up to 65% risk of vitamin B12 deficiency compared to those patientss who had never used this drug.


22 Comments on "Maximum Spread! OMEPRAZOLE: The Gastric Protector That Ends Your Health"

  1. My husband has been on Omeprazole at least 12 years—NOW—do we discontinue -or what ???

  2. The common doctor will not even tell you such a simple advice as sleeping on your left side and not eating any kind of acid producing food especially before going to bed and I was prescribed two of these kind of acid blockers at once and one of them is known to actually cause an upsurge of acid and I just about died and now I don’t take them at all I just watch my diet work carefully and use baking soda and water or minimally or something such as Maalox or Tums

    • i take zantac sometimes then remembered baking soda so yes baking soda and water is perfect works fast i mostly use that now and then sleep on left side

  3. I have taken Omeprezole for 6 or 7 years. I am constantly fatigued.

  4. Well I have been on it for bout 12 years and recently was doubled to 40 milligrams a day by a dr and added sucralose four times a day to help it Along. With all this news-then if it’s so bad bad then why do almost all drs prescribe it over the other reflux meds?

  5. I have been on it for over 10 years for Barrett’s esophagus and acid reflux with small hiatal hernia. If I don’t take it, which I never do forget, I have acid reflux that night. My pharmacist told me to keep taking it, because the pros outweigh the cons. I am tired a lot though, so don’t know if it’s related or not. Would like to stop it, but I am afraid to with the Barrett’s.

  6. My hubby had acid reflux and died from esophageal cancer. He took omeprazole and lived on tums and Roland’s. I have been taking apple cider vinegar and that really helps, there’s a belief that to much acid is because your stomach is not producing enough so it makes more which causes problems. Even when it’s difficult to swallow a tablespoon in tepid water it has always helped my acid reflux

  7. Michelle Liverman | March 26, 2017 at 1:42 pm | Reply

    My boyfriend had Chrone’s disease as a child which resulted in having his intestine shortened (22 inches removed , 1/4 of colon removed) SEVERE acid reflux daily. What is the best medicine to take?

  8. Dianne Pickels | March 26, 2017 at 4:08 pm | Reply

    I ask my doctor about this and she said it’s much worse to “not” control the acid reflux. It can cause cancer of the esophagus,if left untreated. I hope “Whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”!!

  9. I have been talking this for 2 and half years now do I need to stop taking it

  10. It’s true this stuff like any drug is not good for you. I was on it for over 10 years. Digestive enzymes and probiotics were used to wean off of it. I also should add that this website includes fake news. Just check out their story and 1,000,000 pounds of rats meat sold as chicken wings. No credibility.

  11. Survivor of esophagus cancer. Have to take this with b12. Works for me and after 10 years, I’m still here. (And not fatigued).

  12. I am taking this and dont plan on stopping unless my doctor tells me to. If i dont take it i become very ill. Have no problem with it.

  13. I took Prilosec since the 80s ( before it was approved). I feel like I’ve been tired my whole life. About six years ago I read about Apple cider vinegar and honey being good for acid reflux , so I tried it. It works better than any pill. I use 1 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon (or a bit more) of honey in 8 ounces of warm water. At first it won’t be the best drink you ever had , but after a few days i cane to like it. Now I have Parkinson’s Disease. I wonder often if the pills could have had something to do with my present problems.

  14. Dianna Parsley | March 27, 2017 at 6:19 am | Reply

    I cured my stomach problems with Liquid Probiotics in the refrigerated section at the Grocery store or pharmacy. Amazing, 2 bottles and I was good to go. Now I just eat a tablespoon of plain yogurt every day, I can eat what I want I was on everything the Dr. wanted to throw at me.. I was on emeprazole..

  15. I have had gastric acid for many years and I don’t take any of those things, I take Turmeric and it works really well for me. Turmeric with black pepper.

  16. Turmeric with black pepper, found at COSTCO in pill form.

  17. Don’t take or do something just because a doctor said to. sometimes they are the most ignorant regarding some medicines and diseases. Research, check with a pharmacist and get info about your problem from different sources… and then weigh the pros and cons. Your doctor will never care about you as much as you do.

  18. Gosh, I’ve been on this for about 15 YEARS! If I don’t take it Ihhavelava from hell! I spoke to my gastro doc aabout my concerns and said the low dose I’m on isn’taanything to worry about. I take the no-frills OTC kind.
    I do like the idea of weaning off of it with apple cider vinegar and/or baking soda. I will be discussing this with my general practitioner and also have my B12 level checked.

  19. Pamela greenwood | April 4, 2017 at 11:13 pm | Reply


  20. I have been taking the Equate brand omeprazol w/magnesium along with a B12 supplement for years and I don’t seem to have any problems…unless I run out. Within 2-3 days I have heartburn! My doctor keeps close watch on what I take.

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