How Is the Cause of Indigestion Diagnosed?
This causes heartburn or breathing problems. In some cases there are no symptoms at all.
The modern media and drug marketing campaigns have brainwashed us to believe that acid reflux, or GERD, is due to high stomach acid levels. This is nothing more than propaganda from people who make money when you believe their message. In 2009, there were 110 million prescriptions filled for acid suppressing drugs! Would Mother Nature create a situation in which almost 1 out of 3 people created too much acid to be healthy?
It can definitely seem as if they start happening “out of the blue” but truth is most times the symptoms are now just showing up as a result of something that has been going on a while. We’d definitely suggest testing her stomach acid levels and then going from there. Diet is very important too, so pay attention to what she is eating in a way that you’re looking for reactions and stool quality in relation to food. I think the meat eating world are trying to fit answers around their chosen lifestyle.
How to Get Rid of Acid Reflux Burps
I’m scared for her to try the baking soda test. She vomits frequently. Acid reducers make her symptoms worse but the doctors say it’s necessary to protect her esophagus.
I was told by one that she was too young for low acid (she is 20) and the other was ready to ship her off for a gastric pacemaker! She has a lot of stomach pain after eating meat.
As food or milk is digesting, the LES opens. It lets the stomach contents go back up to the esophagus. Sometimes the stomach contents go all the way up the esophagus.
Unfortunately, all we have to go on are observations and theories. I think she’s totally justified and validated in her feelings. I BELIEVE she feels bad, sluggish or nauseous when she eats a large portion of meat. And the reason is because she doesn’t have the ability to digest it.
I went to the doctor and he wrote me a script. It was that easy, like handing out candy to a kid. Basically, it’s like putting a band aid on the problem. Nobody cared to investigate why I felt like I did. It angers me that doctors don’t warn you of the possible side effects.
There are a number of serious conditions that can cause you to bring up unusual amounts of wind. Some of the most common culprits are gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which the contents of your stomach back up into your throat, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a condition in which excess bacteria develop in the small intestines and then creates extra gas that passes through your gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lactose intolerance, gastroparesis (impairment in the motility of the stomach, which is common in diabetics), or hiatal hernia (when part of the stomach slides up into the chest, above the diaphragm). Getting treatment for acid reflux may also help you avoid swallowing more air, which can reduce gas and bloating. Carbonated beverages and swallowing air are the most common reasons people burp.
The symptoms of IBS are thought to originate primarily from the small intestine and/or colon. The symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain that is accompanied by alterations in bowel movements (defecation), primarily constipation or diarrhea. In fact, indigestion and IBS may be overlapping diseases since up to half of patients with IBS also have symptoms of indigestion.
Often people mistake low stomach acid for high stomach acid. They experience reflux and heartburn, and understandably think that what feels like too much acid must be just that. They then go to the doctor and the doctor might prescribe an antacid (which is extremely dangerous) when in fact the problem is too little stomach acid.
Therefore, it is unlikely that any one medication can be effective in all-even most-patients with indigestion, even patients with similar symptoms. This inconsistent effectiveness makes the testing of drugs particularly difficult. Indeed, it can easily result in drug trials that demonstrate no efficacy (usefulness) when, in fact, the drug is helping a subgroup of patients.
This factsheet is about wind, burping, flatulence and bloating
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I had a heavier dinner (more meat) for dinner and took another. I didn’t notice any burning this time and generally felt ok. I did have quite a few burps and gas which normally get trapped. Hi Steve – I would really appreciate some advice.
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