Heartburn Meds CAUSING Arthritis?!
Rheumatoid arthritis is a miserable disease.
This autoimmune disorder attacks your body’s own joints, leading to chronic swelling, constant pain, and ultimately permanent disability.
Over 1.3 million Americans have it—and there’s no cure.
And it turns out, a common heartburn drug –taken by about 15 million people in the US – that could be sending your risk SKYROCKETING.
There is nothing good about proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
These heartburn drugs were never meant to be taken long term, but chances are once you start, you’ll never stop.
And that’s a BIG problem.
These drugs “work” by suppressing acid in your stomach. This might sound great if you’re suffering from regular heartburn, but it’s not.
You see, your body NEEDS acid to properly break down your food and absorb essential nutrients.
So it’s no wonder that long-term PPI use can be a DISASTER for your health.
Previous studies show that PPIs increase your risk of fractures, gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, infections, and even dementia.
And now, a recent study reveals that it can increase your risk of rheumatoid arthritis, too.
Researchers used data collected from two major health studies (the Nurses’ Health Study and NHS II), gathered on thousands of women over 13 years.
They found that the women who regularly used PPIs had a 44 percent increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, compared with non-regular users.
The researchers believe that the increased risk is likely due to PPIs causing intestinal dysbiosis, which is an unhealthy imbalance in your gut bacteria.
About 80 percent of your immune system is located in your gut, and dysbiosis can impact how your immune system functions.
Ultimately, this can impact the development of an autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis.
If you’re dealing with heartburn regularly, don’t take PPIs for the rest of your life.
Heartburn can often be eliminated with non-drug therapies like weight loss, not eating 2-3 hours before bedtime, sleeping in an elevated position, and avoiding dietary triggers.
You can also try taking a magnesium supplement.
A magnesium deficiency can cause lower esophageal sphincter to spasm, which is the door keeps stomach acid from flowing up into your esophagus.
Be sure to get a chelated magnesium like magnesium glycinate in a dosage of 200-800 mg per day.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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