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PPIs May Disrupt Bone Remodeling, Making Bones Weaker And More Susceptible To Fracture.

Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, and many are available over-the-counter. Popular brands include Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, and Nexium. They reduce the amount of gastric acid produced by the stomach by inhibiting the enzyme that produces acid.

PPIs were found to increase the risk of:

Fractures:

Taking high doses of proton pump inhibitors for more than a year increased the risk of hip fractures by 260 percent. “Evidence suggests that PPIs may disrupt bone remodeling, making bones weaker and more susceptible to fracture,” says Dr. Murray, author of What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know.

In the short-term, PPIs can do a great job of reducing unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms, but in the long run they may deplete important nutrients that could possibly increase your risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine.

If you are taking PPIs, then perhaps it’s worth considering Proton Support by Companion Therapeutics. Your long term health may be at stake.

Proton Support is specifically designed to help maintain the balance of vitamins, minerals and intestinal flora, typically affected by the prolonged use of proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec® (Omeprazole), Nexium® (Esomeprazole), Prevacid® (Lansoprazole), Dexilant® (Dexlansoprazole),and Protonix®, among others.