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The Dangers of “Gastric” medicine Proton Pump Inhibitors

In Malaysia, any symptoms of epigastric either epigastric pain, discomfort or symptoms of reflux and indigestion that leads to discomfort after taking food the word uses by layman are gastric. More often than not their doctors prescribe them antacids or anti-acid or acid reducing medicine under the group Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). PPI come with the word – suffix – pyrazole whatever their trade names. The examples of commonly prescribe are omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole (Nexium, esomeprazole).

Many of the people especially elderly vulnerable to serious long-term and chronic adverse effect on their cells and organ systems. I have seen so many people are on these medicine for years. Some continue taking for 4 or 5 years prescribe by their doctors. Quite a number complaints of chronic degenerative symptoms due directly to long-term use of these antacids.

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency can be caused by Metformin

Those taking metformin for diabetic prevention were 31 percent less likely to develop the disease. Metformin imitate the effect of calorie restriction which proven to increase life-span in all animal study.

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that your body does not make, which means you must get it via your diet or supplements. Vitamin B12, along with other B vitamins, is used by your body to convert the carbohydrates you eat into glucose that your body uses for energy.

Vitamin B12 also plays a role in the production of DNA and RNA and works closely with folate to make red blood cells and produce S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe). SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) is an amino acid derivative normally synthesized in the body. SAMe is used by the body in three important pathways: Methylation, synthesis of polyamines, trans-sulfuration. Read more on SAMe.

Vitamin B12 is also important for the maintenance of your central nervous system, including the conduction of nerve impulses and producing the myelin sheath, which protects and “insulates” your nerves.

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