Hypochlorhydria anyone know anything about it?

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   Posted 10/15/2007 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Basically its when your stomach doesn't produce enough hydrochloric acid. I have read about this before, but never really gave it any thought.:


Who knows, maybe we get viral, bacteria, and yeast problems from our bodies not breaking food down properly. It all starts in the mouth, just throwing this out there.
**Just made the link active :)

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   Posted 10/15/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Just so I don't start a new thread, I thought this MSNBC article was interesting:


"The boy who is allergic to (almost) every food"

Twelve-year-old Tylor Savage doesn’t have to ask what’s for dinner. It’s chicken or tuna with carrots and potatoes and maybe some grapes or an apple — the only foods to which he is not allergic.“ Ill” is a mild descriptive for what Tylor went through for most of his life. He was 4 years old the first time he got violently sick after eating. By the time he was 6, the diarrhea and vomiting were getting worse, but his doctors could find nothing wrong with him, putting his digestive problems down to stomach viruses. ...realized that what Tylor had wasn’t a stomach virus but an extremely rare condition called eosinophilic enteropathy. The disorder causes his intestines to produce too many white blood cells that act as an immune system and attack food passing through the gut. Doctors found that he was allergic to nearly everything he ate, including wheat, gluten, dairy products, eggs and soy products.
Proctitis - diagnosed April 2007 (symptoms starting in October 2006)

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Mild food diet (chicken, rice, collard greens, no sugar, no corn, no beef/pork, etc)

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   Posted 10/15/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
DanthaMan - Very interesting link. I had never heard of that before. The site says "it has been suggested that as many as 80% of UC sufferers have low stomach acid." I wonder where they got that stat from...I've never heard anything like that before.

stm - I feel so bad for that boy.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; experimenting w/fiber supplements (Metamucil and Fiber Choice); Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; ground flaxseed

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   Posted 10/15/2007 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel for the kid too!

I know i'm not one of the 80% with low stomach acid. It was actually one of the first things diganosed when i was a kid. I have too much stomach acid!!
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, 15 mg pred. until immuran kicks in...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea

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