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Hi there , i've been having heartburn for about 4 mths now never had it before this. Saw a few docs and did some tests including an endoscopy , results show i have GERD and a small hernia. Doc don't really think the hernia is causing the burn though but he prescribed me omeprazole 20mg to be taken daily. I've been on this ppi for about 7weeks now and i read there's some bad side effects to it if used long term.
I've searched alot lately what could be causing the LES muscles to weaken and some sites point to vitamin and mineral deficiency , like magnesium, zinc and calcium. Does anybody else think or experienced mineral deficiency directly causing their heartburn? I'm almost 27 yrs old and been thru some stressful times lately so stress might play a part in this as well.
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