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10mg (low dose) omeprazole for long term GERD treatment? Will this cause magnesium or B12 deficiency?

10mg (low dose) omeprazole for long term GERD treatment? Will this cause magnesium or B12 deficiency?

It is possible: Taking Omeprazole for a long time could lead to mineral and Vitamin deficiencies due to resulting lack of acid in the stomach. Many natural supplements and home remedies are available, but discuss them with your doctor first. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Since I take ppi meds for gerd, should I take b-12 & magnesium? Thanks. William

Since I take ppi meds for gerd, should I take b-12 & magnesium? Thanks. William

Not necessarily: With long term use of ppi's, may be worthwhile to check a B12 level after 10-15 yrs of use. Thereay be a rational to check a baseline magnesium level if you have diarrhea or other electrolyte problems. I would not take either supplement unless you knew you were deficient in either. ...Read more

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Any harmful effects? Been taking calcium magnesium since pregnant. Gave birth 2mos ago.& I think it helps me prevent my GERD to trigger. Is that possble

Any harmful effects? Been taking calcium magnesium since pregnant. Gave birth 2mos ago.& I think it helps me prevent my GERD to trigger. Is that possble

Calcium chews: Particularly calcium carbonate (not citrate) can neutralize acid. Most reflux during pregnancy is do to increased abdominal pressure and goes away after pregnancy. There are other medication for gerd that are better than calcium but there is no harmful effects as long as you are not taking too much of it. If reflux persist, consult a GI doctor and get it looked at. Stay well! ...Read more

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Calcium level 8.7. Doc wants me on Prevacid (lansoprazole) for GERD. Should my calcium and magnesium levels be monitored?

Calcium level 8.7. Doc wants me on Prevacid (lansoprazole) for GERD. Should my calcium and magnesium levels be monitored?

No: Although well-publicized, the risk of mineral deficiencies in patients on long-term PPI's is extremely small. There is no evidence to suggest that routine monitoring of calcium, magnesium, or any lab test is necessary or recommended. If a PPI is needed to control your symptoms, stick with it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Loose bowels for 4 5 times a day with mild stomach pain for 20 days and bloating taking esmoprazole magnesium And levosulpride for 4 months for GERD?

Loose bowels for 4 5 times a day with mild stomach pain for 20 days and bloating taking esmoprazole magnesium And levosulpride for 4 months for GERD?

GI issues: Sounds as if you need further evaluation. If you are seeing a gastroenterologist you must go back, recite all of your symptoms and enter into a mutually effective consultative interaction. If you cannot, get a second opinion. Hope this is of value. ...Read more

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Will magnesium supplements as mag oxide 500 mg be absorbed if I have GERD or gut infections. On omeprazole too. Reflux, bone pain, anxiety, nervy!

Will magnesium supplements as mag oxide 500 mg be absorbed if I have GERD or gut infections. On omeprazole too. Reflux, bone pain, anxiety, nervy!

Mag oxide poorly abs: Magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed no matter what-it's best use is as a laxative! choose magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate-see http://bit. Ly/1dpai09
omeprazole interferes with mineral absorption ; is not healthy to take for very long; there are much better alternatives. See http://bit. Ly/1b1avqs ; http://chriskresser. Com/heartburn
a holistic md is much more likely to be aware of alternatives. ...Read more

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What is best for heartburn, magnesium or calcium?

What is best for heartburn, magnesium or calcium?

Best is not to have: heartburn.

Avoid foods with fats and spices. Regular exercise and stay stress free with no smoking.

Magnesium may be better, but only for occasional heartburns. If you have it longer than few days, you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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Which is best for a heartburn, calcium or magnesium?

Which is best for a heartburn, calcium or magnesium?

Calcium, but...: Short term patches are ok on occasion, but for heartburn, best to get to the root cause.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/food-sensitivities-and-reflux. Html. ...Read more

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I've taken prilosec otc for my frequent heartburn for over a year. Should I have my magnesium levels checked before I continue taking it?

I've taken prilosec otc for my frequent heartburn for over a year. Should I have my magnesium levels checked before I continue taking it?

Prilosec: I am not aware of prilosec causing magnesium or electrolyte deficiencies in the absence of vomiting or diarrhea, but your gastroenterologist or your pharmacist may have more information about this. Nevertheless if your heartburn is not effectively controlled, an evaluation by a gastroenterologist is advisable for both diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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I am experiencing acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?

I am experiencing acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?

GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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I've read gerd/heartburn is often caused by low stomach acid and not too much. Is this true or more of a holistic/natural type point of view?

I've read gerd/heartburn is often caused by low stomach acid and not too much. Is this true or more of a holistic/natural type point of view?

Not true: GERD is caused by contents in the stomach coming up through the esophagus, which in turn has a poorly understood cause. We think it is probably due to too many random openings of the valve. Certain medications can also cause the valve to open, as can stress, obesity, & problems with the stomach emptying to name a few. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Currently taking 40mg omeprazole 4 gerd, recently, have excessive acid (ea) which results in severe heartburn even with ppi. What can causes for ea b?

Timing: How are you taking the omeprazole? It should be taken on an empty stomach with nothing to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after. If you aren't taking it this way that can reduce to the effectiveness. Otherwise, you may need to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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