Bacterial or yeast overgrowth of the small intestine are possible side effects of taking acid blockers.
Are they all bad?
No – in either case, I would predict good = better digestion of food, coupled with bad = poorer absorption of nutrients, and from the yeast, an additional complication from endogenous alcohol production.
Six of one, half dozen of the other. Nature, a zero sum nature, in action.
Complications abound, and we follow Occam wisely when we
First: model all valid data on the phenomenon.
Second: use no extraneous variables.
Use only sufficient complexity in the modeling. No superfluous complexity.
Occam’s razor is the principle of sufficient complexity, not the principle of moronic simplicity, or KISS (keep it simple, stupid), as most scientists seem to think, who assume they are following Occam when they routinely filter data out to make the model simpler than nature allows.
Examples of mistaking Occam for the principle of moronic simplicity:
- Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer.
- High serum uric acid causes gout.
- Heart disease is caused by LDL cholesterol that is 20% above the mean.
- Hypertension is caused by consumption of perfectly ordinary levels of salt that are more than the human body requires.