In 2011, we first told you about infants, some less than a year old, who are being diagnosed with acid reflux or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), simply because they’ve been crying and spitting up… like most babies do. What’s most disturbing is that these babies are often treated with acid-suppressing drugs — proton pump inhibitors […]
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We’ve been saying this for years yet the mainstream has done nothing. In fact, they did what they always do: Turned a blind eye… Now, finally it looks as if they are catching on to the real dangers of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — the drugs that are supposed to bring instant relief for heartburn sufferers.
PPIs are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the UK, with an estimated 43 million prescriptions written last year. However, it turns out that this supposed ‘instant relief’ can leave you with a long list of other health problems if you continue to take these drugs for a long period of time.
As a regular reader of the Daily Health eAlert, you will know that we’ve warned many times against the use of PPIs. Much as the mainstream tells us that these drugs control stomach acid, they cause many other problems because gastric acid plays an important role in nutrition and fighting infections such as pneumonia and gastroenteritis.
So, how did we get to the point of medicating infants for symptoms that clearly don’t call for drugs?
In fact, it’s normal for babies to start crying when they have a bit of wind… and as we all know, once you wind them there’s almost always a bit of… how shall I put it… spillage? It’s certainly NOT acid reflux!