Do Antacids Cause Allergies?


I’ve always had major issues with drugs that bring digestion to a screeching halt.  Now, if someone has a bleeding ulcer this class of drugs can save a life.  Short of that, stopping digestion is horrendously bad for your health.  I can tick off at least 10 processes that will be interrupted.  Any patient that’s been put on this class of drugs I suggest they go back and ask the prescribing doctor to give them at least 5 things that this drug will interfere with.  It is only proper that the doctor should KNOW what they are interfering with, right??  This animal study finds that giving acid blockers increases allergic response.  Why?  Because our GI tract, which is where 2/3 of our immune system is centered around, reacts primarily to proteins.  More proteins = more stuff to react to.  So what happens in a properly functioning stomach?  Most proteins are digested down to their constituent amino acids.  Not so with acid suppressive drugs.  Instead proteins are left to react to our immune system, and worse–left to go RANCID in the warm recesses of the intestinal tract!

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.