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Ok, I must admit that I'm getting sick of the media reporting kidney problems due to long-term PPI’s. The Kidney problems arose when a study was released this year that might, again, might indicate that PPI’s were involved in causing the kidney’s to malfunction. If anyone wants to read the study and on how many people it has been conducted then refer to this link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26752337
Now I’m trying to figure out why and how would the PPI’s cause kidney problems??? When someone mentions dementia and PPI’s or Osteoporosis and PPI’s that makes sense because of the B12, calcium absorption respectively. But I can’t come up with the kidney problem. Could a vitamin, mineral etc. cause our kidney to function improperly? If so, then OK, let’s increase the intake of these things and switch to H2 blockers for an amount of time for these things to get absorbed…
The part that I’m worried about is the organ interaction with the PPI chemistry. Is it possible and does anyone know how would the PPI’s (forget about the low stomach acid) affect our kidney due to numerous reports.
I’ m also getting sick of professionals talking about Kidney problems (YouTube, media, social networks etc.) whereas none of them specifies HOW could the PPI’S damage our kidneys, in what way, what should we do to prevent such thing if we are on PPI’s, basically, how to lower the risk of kidney failure whilst on PPI’s?. Instead of talking about how and why they are always, always talking about things that you can find out in a matter of seconds if you go and read about digestive problems.
I’ m 24 and been on PPI’s for 5 years now and will have to stay on them for the rest of my life so am worried about this things and would like to get an answer. Went for a blood test: iron, magnesium calcium are perfectly fine, went on a abdominal ultrasound, all organs are fine, went on a heart ultrasound, everything s fine. I’m on pantoprazole 40mg daily (morning 30-45 min before first meal).
By the way is 40mg pantoprazole a high dose (since you can’t get it OTC), does it leave some acid inside the stomach? (Barrett’s, gastritis, hiatal hernia which causes frequent belching and only PPI’s eliminate chest pain and stomach pain because of the GERD, gastritis).
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