Why do people stop making enough stomach acid?
Many experts say you cannot go by saliva or urine pH as they fluctuate too much and only a very special blood pH test gives you an accurate reading but this has to be done by a qualified health professional. This theory comes from Dr Berg check him out on youtube. There is an organ in the stomach that produces the acid. It like all of your body’s organs and glands needs nourishment.
You can do this by placing 6-inch blocks under the top bedposts. Don’t use piles of pillows to achieve the same goal. You’ll only put your head at an angle that can increase pressure on your stomach and make heartburn worse. You might not need any treatment at all. Indigestion often goes away on its own after a few hours.
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They may also feel nauseous and like they need to vomit. Every time we swallow we take some air into the stomach. A burp is an involuntary expulsion of wind (gas) by the stomach when it becomes distended from an excess of swallowed air. Eating rapidly, which can occur when you eat hot foods, gulping food and drink, drinking a lot of liquid with meals, chewing gum, smoking or wearing loose dentures all promote air swallowing. Some people, when swallowing saliva to relieve heartburn, swallow air at the same time.
I would welcome your opinion/advice on this. I think the meat eating world are trying to fit answers around their chosen lifestyle.
What are some home remedies for heartburn? What causes heartburn? What are the symptoms of GERD?
Hi Raffay – it sounds like you could definitely have low stomach acid based on the symptoms you’re describing and your history of PPI use. We suggest you take this info in to your doctor and talk about weaning off your PPI – once you’re no longer taking Nexium, then you can try a HCL supplement. If you’re worried about reflux pain, make sure you start with the smallest dose of HCL and build up slowly, or start with apple cider vinegar before meals instead. Reading that taking a Zinc supplement and apple vinegar will help, however I have also read that fruit can cause this ailment, fruits contain acids don’t they?
Just recently I returned to the doctor as I was experiencing an increase in heartburn. I was sent for another barium swallow. I went to a different lab than the first test. However, this doesn’t mean I’m “cured” of my GERD. I still have to use antacids on the rare occasions that I eat too close to bedtime or have too large of a meal.
A lot of the cause and effects of this condition matched what I was going through. So I went to a store and bought some Solaray HCL with pepsin. One pill has 650MG HCL with 129MG pepsin I believe. I tried some with a somewhat heavy meal. I had a slight burning sensation in my stomach and some gurgling for the next few hours.