Antacid Medications (Proton Pump Inhibitors) Cause Leaky Gut Syndrome

Published: October 11, 2012

In a recent article, we talked about how Fibromyalgia is associated with "Leaky Gut Syndrome" where food is absorbed before it is completely digested. This can result in both food allergies and immune exhaustion. This new study shows that "Proton Pump Inhibitors" (e.g., Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium) can cause leaky gut within days of starting them. Fortunately, the leaky gut goes away within days of stopping them.

Though OK for short term use, for long term use it is better to use natural therapies for indigestion, which can be very effective.


Article at National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Mullin JM, Valenzano MC, Whitby M, Lurie D, Schmidt JD, Jain V, Tully O, Kearney K, Mercogliano G, Thornton AJ. Esomeprazole induces upper gastrointestinal tract transmucosal permeability (R2). Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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