I began to suddenly experience loss of balance and perceived dizziness. I began to have feelings of being off quickly. The symptoms seem to occur about an hour or two after eating.
I took no ppi’s yesterday. First, we suggest you have root causes of your low stomach acid looked at (like a gut infection) and then we suggest healing the gut while using HCL.
This is an extremely important point because slowed emptying of the stomach triggers the single most common mimic of hunger, an excessive accumulation of stomach acid known as dyspepsia. Our esophagus pushes food into the stomach, the stomach pushes stomach acid and partially digested food into the small intestine, the small intestine absorbs ours nutrients and pushes the non-absorbable material (fiber) into the colon and the colon pushes material to the rectum.
Thrush is a symptom probably of candida overgrowth of the gut. My doctors didn’t think it was important! Also had other symptoms that got worse over the years. Headaches, chest pain on the left side, ear pain, psoriasis, arthritis, and sinus issues.
does this mean i dont actually have low acid? Thanks in advance! By the way i dont eat gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, coconut, peanut, Processed foods, food additives, etc.
Many of the medical community are doing such a disservice to people. If I had continued their treatment I would probably have ended up in the hospital or worse. Bless my regular family MD though who is now recommending that some of her patients try it. 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 have been suffering with Acid Reflux for around 10 years, I am now 34 years old and to be honest got a little fed up with doctors not really helping me to fix the cause, I have been on various doses of Lansoprazole over the 10 years – and ended up having an endoscopy earlier this year, after reading many different stories on the internet I am starting to think that I have low stomach acid.
I am at my wits end.I don’t know what to do.so should I try to go the low acid way.I’m just so sick right now, I can’t think straight.Help me Please!! Thank You!!
Could Hypochlorydria be at the Root of Your Digestive Problem?
Untreated heartburn, for instance, can lead to esophageal ulcers, esophageal scarring, or Barrett’s esophagus, which are precancerous changes in cells. About seven million people in the United States have acid reflux or what is commonly referred to as GERD. If you are suffering and are trying to figure out how to reduce excess stomach acid, you will likely have luck with one of the following approaches. Some people do take antacids to help fight the symptoms, but it is important to know that chronic antacid use can cause side effects. Bloating, belching, and flatulence are common in people who are experiencing mild symptoms of excess stomach acid.
People have come to believe that issues like indigestion, heartburn, upset stomach, gas, or bloating are normal, and they they have become a part of our baseline. If you experience any of these issues regularly, it is a sign that your digestion needs to improve. You can test to see if your stomach acid is too high or too low.
And because GERD is also so common in general, you won’t be the only man looking for a pillow in a maternity shop. In GERD, stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, injuring sensitive tissues. Many people can lower cholesterol levels simply by changing what they eat. If you are experiencing symptoms of indigestion, make an appointment to see your doctor.
Now every time I eat anything, even four chicken nuggets, my stomach immediately, visibly swells, and is very tight for hours. Please tell me if this is because of this medicine is causing low stomach acid! This is really uncomfortable and I can’t eat. Hi Steve – I would really appreciate some advice. About 4 years ago I went to my doctor because I was experiencing the feeling that something was caught in my throat.
Along a similar vein, those who have previously chosen to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet may have decreased hydrochloric acid production, because it is naturally downregulated by the body when little animal protein is consumed. If you choose to reintroduce animal foods, this must be done gradually so that acid production can resume accordingly.
Doctor mentioned doing a gastric emptying study to see if I have gastroparesis, but I have a very large deductible and that is expensive. I wonder if HCL tablets would help, but I am worried that it would make my inflamed esophagus worse in case I don’t have low stomach acid. I don’t know what to do anymore. I am a bloodtype A and those are usually people with low stomach acid. As I did the baking soda test there was no burping at all.
Your doctor may also suggest you have an upper endoscopy to look closely at the inside of the stomach. During the procedure, an endoscope — a flexible tube that contains a light and a camera to produce images from inside the body — is used to look inside your stomach. Antacids neutralize your stomach acid to relieve your symptoms. Their side effects may include diarrhea or constipation. Eat yogurt or take a probiotic supplement on an empty stomach with 4-6 oz.