Certain Acid Reflux Drugs Might Be Linked To Depression
It Is Caused By The Alteration Of Gut Bacteria
We have mentioned before the risks of PPIs, which, if taken for an extended time, could be worse than its benefit. Previous studies have related these medications to the alteration of the gut bacteria. Recent research has associated the PPIs pantoprazole and lansoprazole with depression. Another study suggests that PPIs stimulate a hormone, known as gastrin, which is linked to the growth of cancerous cells. We would like to point out that OTC PPIs are intended for short-term use only, and the patient should follow a treatment, which includes a special diet and a change of habits. However, these dangerous conditions occur when there is a prolonged use, because, in many cases, the patient has been unable to change the diet, habits or excess weight, among others, that induce heartburn. Additional info click here.