Steamed veggies make the bulk of my diet and has changed my life. I have a complete lot of gut issues-bloating, gas, burping, etc. and my biggest problem is my rosacea. I have felt for a long time that it is linked to digestion and diet. I have been reading a lot about this low stomach acid theory and it makes so much sense to me.
The testing was started by me with the hcl tablets with pepsin that I’ve read so much about. I started taking 1 pill with a meal with meat and then moved to 2 pills the next day and then 3 pills the next day and so on. I took 7 hcl pills with my lunch today with 4-6 oz of meat to see if I would get that burning and I still have not. Once I figure out how many pills to take before I get that “burning” feeling, do I start taking that many with every meal?
After a month with little improvement I was prescribed Zantac (Ranitidine) 300mg daily in addition to the Omeprazole. I have taken this medication continuously since then (9 months), with various GPs advising me that this was “absolutely fine”. Diagnosed 20 years ago with GERD and prescribed PPIs. They helped, but not entirely. Integrated Medicine doc tested me with Heidelberg test about 8 years ago, discovered I have NO stomach acid.
A lack of this mineral can contribute to hypochlorhydria. While everyday stress may not have much effect on the production of stomach acid, chronic stress can contribute to hypochlorhydria. Repeated damage to the oesophagus by stomach acid can cause it to become scarred and narrowed also. For the first 6 weeks after surgery, you should only eat soft food, such as mince, mashed soup or potatoes.
The bloating is better if I take HCL enough. I do have leaky gut, gluten intolerance, and don’t eat much dairy at all as it seems to cause inflammation. I eat a healthy diet fairly.
“We’ve evolved from the days when you couldn’t eat anything,” Dr. Wolf says. But there are still some foods that are more likely than others to trigger reflux, including mint, fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, onions, garlic, coffee, tea, chocolate, and alcohol.
Some physicians – primarily surgeons – recommend that all patients with Barrett’s esophagus should have surgery. This recommendation is based on the belief that surgery is more effective than endoscopic surveillance or ablation of the abnormal tissue followed by treatment with acid-suppressing drugs in preventing both the reflux and the cancerous changes in the esophagus.
It also is believed that patients with Barrett’s esophagus should receive maximum treatment for GERD to prevent further damage to the esophagus. Procedures are being studied that remove the abnormal lining cells. Several endoscopic, non-surgical techniques can be used to remove the cells. These techniques are attractive because they do not require surgery; however, there are associated with complications, and the long-term effectiveness of the treatments has not yet been determined. Surgical removal of the esophagus is always an option.
The reflux theory suggests that symptoms of asthma are due to reflux of acid into the esophagus followed by aspiration into the proximal airways. Animal studies have proven that trachea is acidified once, there is a demonstrable increase in airway resistance. This is confirmed by scintigraphic demonstration of aspiration of radio-labeled isotope into the airway in some patients with GERD and respiratory symptoms. Another theory suggests that distal esophageal acidification results in vagal stimulation and consequent broncho-constriction, independent of airway micro-aspiration. This theory gains support from the observation that not all patients who develop bronchospasm have demonstrable proximal esophageal acidification. Further, even among those who show abnormal proximal esophageal pH, there is improvement in respiratory symptoms with control of distal gastroesophageal reflux alone.
Difficulty swallowing is the most common symptom of esophageal cancer. As the cancer grows, it narrows the opening of the esophagus, making swallowing difficult and/or painful. Sometimes the damaged lining of the esophagus becomes scarred, causing narrowing of the esophagus. These strictures can interfere with eating and drinking by preventing food and liquid from reaching the stomach.
Now i remembered this & hoped the pills were the nagging problem & stopped taking them. I didnt feel like i was being choked or any regular symptoms for two days after i stopped them & was so happy but now im feeling slight symptoms again. Ive never had the feeling go away since its happened it only eases & it doesn’t change depending on what i eat or what im doing.
Pregnancy might cause temporary acid indigestion symptoms, but the problem usually goes away shortly after delivery. Eating a large meal can lead to excess stomach acid production.
MediLexicon, Intl., 13 Nov. 2017. Web. Visit our Acid Reflux / GERD category page for the latest news on this subject, or sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest updates on Acid Reflux / GERD. Dyspepsia or indigestion is not a disease; it is a group of symptoms that cause pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen.
Symptoms and Signs
A person may benefit from taking an HCL supplement and a pepsin enzyme to increase stomach acidity. This treatment option may be especially beneficial for older adults experiencing a natural decline in levels of stomach acid. Over 50 percent of people worldwide are infected with a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Heartburn and Indigestion are common problems. You can relieve some stomach problems with over-the-counter lifestyle and medicines changes, such as avoiding fatty foods or eating more slowly.
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