The numerous microorganisms in our intestine have a significant influence on our health and well-being. We know that this community, our gut Microbiota, plays a key role in metabolism and immunity.
Recently it was discovered that the Microiota is also related to neurodegenerative diseases of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases; It can play a role in the progression or even favor the appearance of the diseases.
Various medications have an effect on the Microbiota. The best known are antibiotics, but other medications such as antacids would also have a deleterious effect on the balance of our bacteria.
This is shown by a recent case-control study, which compares a group of patients who take a specific type of antacid (the Proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole) with another group that does not take it.