Because food and nutrients can’t be broken down, they sit in the stomach and cause bacteria to build up. The main symptoms from this process are gas and bloating. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back into the esophagus. The LES is a ring-like muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach. Heartburn occurs when refluxed stomach acid touches the lining of the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest.
I don’t want to take it, but I’ve been prescribed ezomeprazole, but know that I get severe diarrhoea from taking just one 15mg lanzoprozole in the past and suspect I have low stomach acid because when I did the acid test with baking soda it took between 20 and 55 minutes to burp. Now, I have started taking HCL with Pepsin and seen a HUGE difference in my acid reflux. I am up to 2 HCL caps per meal without any adverse reaction.
What are the other symptoms of low HCl?
I resisted taking ibuprofen because of how it damages stomach lining, but eventually took it, and the headache somewhat subsided. I also had muscle twitching in the legs, sore shoulder muscles, Today I again wake up too early and with a headache, and no appetite. Still made a green smoothie (spinach, banana, flaxseed, a bit of almonds, ginger, turmeric).
The HCL kills bacteria and helps break food down so that it can effectively send food on its merry way. Not only do the work to counteract the heat from acid reflux, they also help to soothe and heal a damaged gut lining. Go to bed no sooner than two hours after eating as that’s about the amount of time needed for food to leave your stomach and enter the intestines. So if you go to bed around 10pm, eat no later than 8pm. Ever lie down in bed shortly after eating and feel a burning sensation?
For a 650mg pill, that can mean taking anywhere from 6-7 pills. However, that’s an average, meaning many people take more and many people take less.
It may help to eliminate food sensitivities, inflammatory foods, and possibly increase the dose of HCl until you notice improvement. Hi!
told me all is fine just redness and mild gastritis, but burning sensation just does not go away, every single day i have this. sometime immediately after eating or sometime after couple of hours of eating my meal i see burning sensation in my stomach.
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While it’s true that milk can temporarily buffer stomach acid, nutrients in milk, particularly fat, may stimulate the stomach to produce more acid. Heartburn is very common — and very unpleasant.
Since there are many variables to control, it is important to take the test as soon as you wake up in the morning and for at least three (ideally five) consecutive mornings to get the most accurate data possible. Vitamin deficiency. Deficiency of zinc or B vitamins may also lead to low stomach acid.
Additionally, you may be more prone to food poisoning because the less stomach acid you are producing, the less able you will be to sterilize the food stuffs in the stomach. This allows food contents to sit in the stomach and be metabolized by bacteria that are able to survive due to lack of stomach acid.