I read an article recently about the negative side effects they're starting to find associated with proton pump inhibitors (Prilosec and Nexium). These drugs are used to treat acid reflux. It brought back a memory from several years ago. A friend of mine was going through some health issues. One of them was acid reflux, and his doctor had prescribed Nexium. He said something that at the time didn't have much impact on me, but that I now realize was very wise of him. He said, "Yeah, I'm going to take what the doctor prescribed for now, but I'm going to look into more natural ways I can address this because our stomachs make acid for a reason, and taking away their ability to do this will surely create other problems".
He was right, and all he did was use a little common sense while taking responsibility for his health instead of blindly following orders. It's a good thing he did, too. These proton pump inhibitors are now shown to impair nutrient absorption, allow pathogens to pass into the gut, and increase the risk for heart disease and dementia.
You are your own sailor. The reality is, if you're not looking out for your ship then nobody is. You have to do your own thinking.