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PPI,Gastro paresis LOOP's
sunild1204 posted:
Just picture this that You are in the Year 1988 when PPI were not yet Born (Thank God!).
Those days; instead of ACID BLOCKERS , Acid Neutralizer like Gelucil or any other Good Antacid was used to treat acidity issue that arose because of use of painkiller & antibiotics. The only difference here is that Acid neutralization is done on frequent basis where as acid blockers were just taken once or twice a day.
In that case in previous example when the duration of prescription was over (step 4); you should be sitting pretty and life just went on. Since Acid blockers were not used; there was NO ACID REBOUND and also No Side effect of Delayed Emptying of stomach (Gastro paresis).
In previous example I took you back to days when the problem was just ACIDITY, but because of prolonged use of acid blockers and pro kinetics now it has been GRADUATED to more complex Gastro Paresis and Acidosis. Look at the number of loop's created.
1) PPI Loop (Remember that Hotel California song, You can Check Out but you can never leave!!)
2) Gastro Paresis LOOP which manifests more issues (Acidosis,Constipation, functional dyspepsia, anemia etc etc)
3) and then Once you have all those devices in your stomach & Neck (G Tube , Feeding tube ) then this is another loop that is created.
The only way out is to break these loop's. But remember that your first loop is PPI Loop and I am here on this website since almost 4 months and most of you have not yet accepted the fact that why you are stuck and what is not causing you to get cured when you guys are doing practically everything right , right from eating food that suits you, providing external nutrition's (TPN) etc etc. You can never ever reach home by driving one KM forward and then One KM Backward.

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