Gastric achlorhydria in mice causes severe hyperplasia, mucocystic metaplasia and upregulation of growth factors
I am a strong opponent to pharmacological therapy for acid suppression in almost every case. I’ve personally seen many patients respond very positively to actually supporting digestion instead of blocking it. I strongly feel that any doctor that prescribes acid suppressive therapy ought to damn well be able to give at least 8 functions of stomach acid and the potential ramifications on long term health if that stomach acid is suppressed. If they are unable, they have NO RIGHT making that prescription.
Digestion is an incredibly fundamental part of our health, and with the chronic stress many our under in today’s society, they are actually produce TOO LITTLE stomach acid. Suppress that further with drugs and you open up a Pandora’s box of health problems. This mouse study finds an increase in precancerous activity with chronic acid suppression. Big surprise.