Aluminum-Based Antacid Use

Evaluating Risk Factors: Aluminum-Based Antacid Use

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as aluminum-based antacid use — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate history of antacid use or currently using antacid, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you used aluminum-based antacids? Examples include Maalox and Mylanta.
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Minor use in the past only
→ Significant use in the past only
→ Currently using, for up to 6 months
→ Currently using, for more than 6 months

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either past aluminum-based antacid use or aluminum-based antacid use, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Heavy Metal Toxicity

Antacids that contain aluminum are potentially dangerous.  They should not be freely used for a condition that will respond to an increase in water intake such as stomach ulcers.

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