Concerns over use of PPIs
CBS News is reporting concerns regarding the over use of OTC heartburn medications such as Prilosec and Nexium (link below). The report stated that people who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have a 20 to 50% higher risk of chronic kidney disease compared to nonusers. For many these products are very useful but it is very important to follow directions and not use them for an extended amount of time.
In moderation and in low dose these products can be very helpful to many people, but in today's world many people take them everyday and without even reading the directions or thinking about it. If you are one of the estimated 15 million people taking these types of medications please think before you use them regularly.
Conventional treatments treat the symptom and not the cause, which often leads to side effects. Homeopathy works to address the cause directly. Three homeopathic ingredients commonly used to treat heartburn are Nux Vomica, Arsenicum Album and Carbo Veg. All three ingredients plus seven more active ingredients are in Sprayology's DigestivEase formula. DigestivEase is one of our fastest acting formulas and will help you feel better naturally with no side effects or contraindications.
One of the main remedies for most digestive complaints is Nux Vomica. The individual may complain of stomach pains of all types including burning, bloating, aching, constipation, nausea, belching and the feeling of stomach digest and acid backing up into the throat.
The person needing Arsenicum Album for acid reflux disease may complain of burning pains felt in the stomach with food backing up into the esophagus. This is accompanied by burning pains all the way up to the throat. There may be severe, watery, burning, yellow diarrhea.
The individual needing Carbo Vegetabilis has heartburn characterized by belching, bloating, heaviness in the stomach and chest and distress from eating simple, plain foods. The person may have an aversion to foods like meats, milk and fats.
There are many conventional products on the market that have helped many but it is our responsibility to know what we are taking and what it is doing to our body. I suggest whenever possible trying a homeopathic formula first and engage your body's ability to heal itself.
Ellie Whalen, Founder of Sprayology
Better Health is Beautiful!
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