too little stomach acid

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damo123
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   Posted 7/31/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I've read that some upper GI problems can be the result of the stomach not having enough stomach acid to break down food - mainly due to the person having used too much Anatacids during their lifetime. Also that the symptoms of having too much stomach acid are the same as having too little stomach acid.
 
I was just wondering what the regular members of this forum thought of those assertions. Is it always the case that people with GERD have too much stomach acid or is it possible that GERD symptoms also result due to too little stomach acid being produced?
 
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Zacharria
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   Posted 8/1/2008 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, GERD can be caused by too little stomach acid.



http://ezinearticles.com/?Could-The-Cause-Of-Your-Acid-Reflux-Actually-Be-Too-Little-Acid?&id=1118789
http://ezinearticles.com/?Interested-In-The-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Acid-Reflux-Home-Remedy?&id=1154754
http://www.shokos.com/ExcessStomachAcid-AcidReflux.htm

Read those websites, they have other stuff that is quite useful too. But basically, your food will linger for a longer time in your stomach, and it will rot. This creates methane gas, and it will cause the belching symptoms of GERD, and the gas will push acids out of your stomach and into your esophagus.

In fact, some articles state that too little stomach acid is in fact more common than too much stomach acid in GERD cases. Not sure on that one though.

Well, I wish you good luck! (:
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ale17
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   Posted 8/1/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I completely agree.
At least based on my experience. I think due to some stressful events in my life my acid production was minimal, so I started having a lot of food sensitivities and acid reflux like symptoms. Drs. would only thing of ppi's but those wouldn't help, obviously. I've gone the natural way now and I'm so happy I did. It has taken a while but it has totally paid off.

damo123
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   Posted 8/1/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Ale17,

What natural solutions have you found to this problem?

Is Nexium still a good choice to relieve symptoms of GERD if too little stomach acid is the problem?

Thanks,

D
Med free for a bit as I needed a break from Asacol
 
Probiotics
 
"Whatever you do in life don't berate yourself too much nor contragulate yourself too much. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody elses'"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Finklebonker
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   Posted 8/6/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Natural solution? Three words:

Apple Cider Vinegar

I know it sounds weird, and it doesn't make sense to drink down something so acidic, but it has worked for tons of people, myself included. My stomach doesn't make enough acid, and when I eat, it goes into TURBO ACID MODE. Presto! GERD attack.

I just started using an organic brand this week, and I swear, this is the first time I've felt "normal" since January (when my GERD started). It's a cheap miracle. You might want to try it.

stkitt
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   Posted 8/6/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   

OK, I guess this answers my question in the other thread about the vinegar.

I have to run this one past my  GI doctor........... :-)

Thanks all
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