Gastrointestinal issues – gas, flatulence, acid reflux, constipation, nausea, indigestion, insomnia, and high blood pressure (145/90).The patient suffered from digestive issues since she was 18yrs. She was prescribed Diazepam and Nexium and developed side effects from years of prescription. She eventually discontinued the use of prescription drugs.
Duration of Therapy: 3 months
The patient refused Proton Pump inhibitors (PPI). Bioresonance screening identified the lack of Hydrochloric acid which is common in older adults. There is no cure with PPI
when stomach acid is low. Hydrochloric acid replacement is necessary for healing Gastritis and Gerd arising from Hypo-acidity.
The occurrence of gastric hyposecretion and hypochlorhydria from the aging gut is well understood, but its basic mechanisms await elucidation. The relative contributions of diminished expression of mucosal receptors for secretory hormones, abnormalities in intracellular signal transduction, and abnormalities at physiological levels of the secretory hormones themselves ought to be studied further. The decrease in gastrin-induced acid secretion from the aging animal or person could be paradigmatic in this respect. This is especially important since the achlorhydric stomach is associated with increased pernicious anemia. It may also be at a higher risk for malignant degeneration, even though the precise mechanism of the latter connection also awaits further research & study.
Additionally, the effect of aging on mucosal recovery also represents an opportunity for future study. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that growth factors and matrix proteins trigger a complex cascade of intracellular signals during restitution which regulates the speed and quality of mucosal healing. Signs in the focal adhesion complicated like focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and Src will be of special relevance in this respect. There is little data that exists on the effect of aging on such signs or about changes in integrin expression or organization which might occur in the aging mucosa.
Reference: Adhip P.N. Majumdar, Marc D. Basson, Effect of Aging on the Gastrointestinal Tract, Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract (Fourth Edition), 2006