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Is antacid sufficient for heartburn?

Hello, my name is Kevin Kollar

From the end of 2004 - May of 2011 I use an antacid daily a week on a week off according to the directions. In the end of 2004 until Jan 2007 I drank very heavily. I used the antacid to kill the heartburn. But after I stopped drinking all together in noticed the heartburn got worst, so I kept using the antacid. I went to see a Gastroenterologist Doctor who did scopes from both ends and who put me me on Nexium, Aciphex, etc. with no relief. During this time between 2006 - 2010 I noticed sensitivity to light and my teeth got very soft started losing fillings. I would get rashes, and dry skin no matter how much I used moisturizer. There were memory losses, confusion and poor judgment. I could not lose weight. Chronic daily anxiety with panic attacks, shortness of breath and chest pains that mimicked heart attack symptoms. Blurred vision, and I was prone to constant sinus infections. I also grew a tolerance to caffeine (it would create heart palpitations). I would also find for no apparent reason to have low blood sugars from time to time 1 hour after eating a huge meal, not all the time but maybe 3 time per month.

In May of 2011 I was reading the bottle of antacid and noticed the primary ingredient was aluminum hydroxide. So I went to my primary doctor who suggested a blood test and urine. My blood aluminum serum showed 13 and 7 or less is acceptable. Urine was shown to be in normal range. So I started pushing Magnesium Citrate and 5000 mg. Vitamin C. The question is, is it likely that the aluminum hydroxide was the cause of most of these issues? Since stopping the use of the antacid all physical issues have subsided or deceased to an acceptable level. The anxiety has dropped off about 80% and I now have a life again. Short term memory is very good, mid-term (3mos-7yrs) still not so good with some lapses in time altogether. Long term 7yrs and longer is good for my age of 49. Mid - July 2011 blood test show the aluminum serum level to be 4. I am now also able to lose weight at will again and drink caffeinated coffee with no heart palpitations or shakiness. Was aluminum toxicity or constant aluminum poisoning the most likely cause of the majority if not all the symptoms listed above?

Respectfully,

Kevin Kollar
Mon, 27 Nov 2017
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Hello dear Kevin Kollar , hi

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Aluminium has definite toxicity effects including many of the body
systems giving vivid pyramid of the symptoms .

Hope this clears your doubt .
Wishing you fine recovery .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards dear take care .
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Is antacid sufficient for heartburn?

Hello dear Kevin Kollar , hi Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * Aluminium has definite toxicity effects including many of the body systems giving vivid pyramid of the symptoms . Hope this clears your doubt . Wishing you fine recovery . Welcome for any further assistance . Regards dear take care .