Checking for Low Acid?

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friendlygal
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   Posted 5/7/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I burp often, and I've been avoiding all acidic foods, and taking PPIs (twice a day) for ages...I am wondering if I have low acidity in my stomach, since having a low amount of acid can cause burping...
I read a site that said that people who are wondering if they have low acidity should ask their physicians for the Heidelberg test.
Can any physician order this test?  Also, have any of you had it done (or know of someone who did)?
Thanks in advance, friendlygal

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   Posted 5/9/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Friendlygal, I am sorry to say that I myself have never heard of this test. I see you posted this a few days ago, so have you talked to your doctor about it? I am curious for the answer, as I have no idea. I'd like to further educate myself on it though, so if you have any info from your doc, could you pass it along?

Thanks, and best wishes to you hun!
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friendlygal
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   Posted 5/9/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to my primary care yesterday and it seems as if she has no clue about it...

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   Posted 5/11/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Your primary has no clue about the test you are speaking of? Is that what you are saying? Please correct me if I am wrong....and if I am not understanding you, I apologize!
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friendlygal
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   Posted 5/12/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, my primary doctor has never heard of it.  Can someone ask theirs about it for me?

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   Posted 5/13/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I will give my doctor a call tomorrow...they are out of the office for the day today. So, I will call in tomorrow, and see if I can find anything out for you.

Once again, this is called The Heidelberg Test...correct??

Hope you are able to see this before tomorrow, I want to assure I am asking for the appropriate information!

Hope I am able to help!
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   Posted 5/13/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!  That's sweet! :)
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