OMEPRAZOL is considered to be a very powerful inhibitor of gastric acid, which is extremely necessary in our body when regulating digestion and eliminate microbes.
People usually use it when they’re treating certain ailments or gastric discomfort, but the real truth is that this gastric protector can actually do many bad things. OMEPRAZOL isn’t exactly the gastric protector we all thought it was. Most of the dangers lie in creating an addiction to the drug, especially when it comes to treating gastritis.
When this medication is consumed regularly for more than one year, it particularly affects the absorption our body has of vitamin B12, which can cause serious health disorders, such as anemia, depression, dementia and a large number of neurological damage.
The dangers of Omeprazole for our health
Vitamin B12 is directly related to the production of red blood cells from our organism. When our body starts having problems during the absorption of this vitamin, we start suffering from symptoms related to fatigue and frequent fatigue.
Omeprazole that we know as a gastric protector can seriously harm our central nervous system, affecting our complete health.
Another of the most recognized dangers of omeprazole is that it can also decrease calcium absorption by our body, leading to fractures, and normal bone and muscle problems.
This gastric protector has also been associated with several respiratory problems, especially in the elderly. Monica Hidalgo, a Ph.D. in pharmacy at the National Center for Drug Information (Cimed) at the University of Costa Rica claims that we need gastric acid in order to protect our organism from an immense variety of viruses and bacteria, many of which are related to respiratory conditions. When we’re consuming omeprazole as we usually do, the gastric acid diminishes, giving place to the passage of all type of agents toxic and harmful for our organism.
A recent research was conducted on the Kaiser Permanente Institute in the US and it was based on the true dangers of omeprazole health evaluated in 26 thousand patients, of which omeprazole certain amount consumed daily over two years. The results of the investigation were certainly astounding: the number of patients who consumed this gastric protector had a 65% risk of vitamin B12 deficiency compared to the number of patients who had never used the drug.