I know this topic has come up before but here is my take. I am little out place with my thoughts because I just go back and I wanted to ask this.
For those who have taken the acid test with their doctors. I forget the name of the test, it is the one where you stay with this portable machine to measure your acid levels during 24 hrs. If the test shows your high in acid than that mean you have an acid problem right? You would need PPIs or acid reducers.
If the test was to show normal or no acid would't that mean that more acid would be necessary?
We hear about ppl "curing" their heartburn/GERD/LPR with HCL or ACV. However, wouldn't this be an issue for older people? Or could it inlcude young people. I mean, can someone have low acid if they are not eating well or have candida or SIBO?
Has anyone received test results with low acid? I just dont get how some ppl improve on it and others do not. The theory is that food stays in the stomach while it ferments and it creates acid reflux. But if you had the Nissen, some ppl still have symptoms don't they?
Sorry I am all over the place. Ultimately what I am asking if everyone here believes or has been tested with the 24hr test and shown they have high acid levels? The obvious answer would then be to reduce the acid, but it is a double edge sword because you can suffer from taking ppis in the long rum. And woulnd't the food start fermenting in your stomach after reducing stomach acid for a while, thus inducing the rebound effect many ppl get?