Gastroenterologist Lebedeva named five popular but useless drugs for the gastrointestinal tract

Gastroenterologist Dilyara Lebedeva compiled the top 5 medications for the gastrointestinal tract, which, in her opinion, “do not cure.” She put antacids and heartburn medications in first place.

– They do not treat the cause of heartburn. They create a surface layer, and stomach acid does not irritate the mucous membrane. If you stop drinking, you’ll relapse and go around in circles again,” the doctor wrote in herTelegram channel.

Antacids that contain aluminum, can also “mutilate,” she added.

Enzymes. They are prescribed for acute enzyme deficiency; they facilitate the digestion process. Lebedeva emphasizes: the cause of the deficiency is not eliminated, and in most cases it is impossible to take them for a long time.

Enzymes are proteins designed to speed up various biochemical reactions.

Sorbents are designed to reduce intoxication, but if a person has chronic diarrhea, they will not help.

Sorbents are medications that neutralize toxins by absorbing them.

Probiotics, metabiotics, prebiotics are needed to restore your flora. “How will it recover if there is inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract?” — the doctor noted.

PPI inhibitorsconvert gastric juice into water; they are needed for acute conditions. The cause of heartburn is not eliminated. Long-term use can cause inflammation in the intestines, candidiasis, sarcopenia and other conditions associated with protein synthesis.

Inhibitors (from the Latin inhibeo – stop, restrain) are substances that inhibit various chemical reactions.

The fact is that these drugs do not cure, but only relieve symptoms. The problem remains, the condition is getting worse.

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