Acid blocking drugs obviously block acid that can cause symptoms of heartburn and reflux. But your body actually needs stomach acid to stay healthy. Stomach acid is necessary to digest protein and food, activate digestive enzymes in your small intestine, keep the bacteria from growing in your small intestine, and help you absorb important nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B12. If your heartburn is not relieved with OTC antacids or acid blockers, talk to your doctor. You may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or another condition that may need different treatment.
I believe you should be fine. You just need to find the appropriate dosage of Betaine HCl with pepsin and pancreatic enzymes.
for example fatty foods, dairy products, eating foods in large quantities, foods that contain high levels of sorbitol, foods that produce intestinal gas (broccoli, onions, cabbage, and beans), chocolate, caffeine, physiological stress, some antibiotics, some antidepressants, medicine with sorbitol, and menstrual pain. Exercise, diet, and other lifestyle changes can decrease IBS flares, and prevent the number and severity of IBS episodes of diarrhea and constipation.
As i did some research these PPI reduces the stomach acids , may be im starting to wonder my stomach acids are low probably ? Im sorry but im in a desperate need for seeking some answers, i reeally cant take this feeling any more.
Talk to your health-care professional if you take over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). These can aggravate reflux in some people. Stand upright or sit up straight, maintain good posture.
Hi there I get alot of burping and when I eat I get stomach acid reflex allso I have constpation and doc said I got ibs. I am 27 years old and I am 5-6 weeks pregnant, which is the reason for the urgency, as will become clear. Since July last year, I have been suffering from severe acid reflux symptoms, for which my GP prescribed me 40mg of Omeprazole daily. 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 â€œabsolutely fineâ€.
Many people association gastric distress with an excess of stomach acid, but low stomach acid is more likely to be the surprising cause behind your digestive issues. Low stomach acid – technically known as hydrochloric acid – is associated with a variety of conditions, including asthma, constipation, celiac disease, eczema, chronic hives and acne rosacea. We need stomach acid to produce the enzymes that break down our food, so low levels of acid can affect vitamin and mineral absorption and could lead to overgrowth of harmful bacteria, yeast or parasites in the stomach and small intestine. If medications don’t completely resolve your symptoms of acid reflux disease and the symptoms are severely interfering with your life, your doctor could recommend surgery. There are two types of surgical treatment used to relieve symptoms of GERD if daily use of medication isn’t effective.
Itâ€™s very rare to have too much stomach acid (not impossible, just rare) You could certainly test out the betaine and see how you do, as it sounds like you do have signs of low stomach acid. Iâ€™m not aware of what parriot is, but itâ€™s always best to check with your physician just to make sure. I have been trying to address my issues with low stomach acid (taking Betaine HCL with pepsin) but itâ€™s just not straight forward and I canâ€™t figure it out. Do you suffer from any of the patterns of low stomach acid above? Have you started digging deeper to fix them?
i am 65, not overweight, exercise,and take lots of vitamins, and eat a low carb diet. I was forced to go to a gastrointerologist to get my acid reflux in check, and I am still having acid reflux.
Never underestimate the power of a good workout. It’ll help you digest your food faster and keep you feeling much better than most medications.
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If your symptoms don’t get better despite trying self-help measures and over-the-counter medicines, your GP may prescribe a PPI. These work by reducing the amount of acid produced by your stomach. The camera can show if the surface of your oesophagus (gullet) has been damaged by stomach acid, although this doesn’t happen to everyone with GORD.
What are the symptoms of indigestion?
I eat a fairly healthy diet. Thanks for any help you can pass on to me.