They helped, but not entirely. Integrated Medicine doc tested me with Heidelberg test about 8 years ago, discovered I have NO stomach acid. My grandmother died, in 1933, of Pernicious Anemia, caused by lack of Intrinsic Factor, and I’ve been doing internet research on that. It’s genetic, and may be the cause of my Restless Legs Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, and my son’s high fat buildup around his cardiac arteries and his liver problems.
Stress contributes to reflux. Clearly, food is supposed to go down, not up, when you eat. That’s why there are two main valves, or sphincters, that control food going in and out of your stomach — the one at the top (or the lower esophageal sphincter) and one at the bottom (the pyloric valve). When you’re stressed, the valve on the top relaxes and the valve on the bottom tightens up. This may result in food traveling back up your esophagus.
Most experts recommend waiting about two hours after eating before working out. Don’t eat before bedtime. Allow 2 hours to digest your food before lying down. This allows time for the food to pass out of the stomach and into the small intestine, rather than having it back up into the esophagus.
What is acid reflux?
zantac for him, but while his brother was a ‘silent refluxer’ as a baby, he regurgitates all day long… can a baby this young have low stomach acid. After reading your site,I don’t know where to start.Low acid I’m thinking.I have had stomach issues all my life.Dr.s tell me that I have IBS,I’VE HAD ulcers,polops.
Magnesium deficiency is another cause of reflux because magnesium helps the sphincter at the bottom of the stomach relax, allowing the food to go down. So if drugs are not the answer, what is?
I was diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. I am now 56 yrs old, so a long time ago not much was known about GERD, and for many years during upsets I had to be on a milk/toast diet. I mean that was it, milk & toast, any way you could serve it, for sometimes a week until my stomach would settle down.
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Low stomach acid doesn’t necessarily mean the food isn’t being passed on down the digestive tract or that it isn’t being digested at all….just not efficiently and the nutrients are likely not being absorbed. The modern media and drug marketing campaigns have brainwashed us to believe that acid reflux, or GERD, is due to high stomach acid levels. This is nothing more than propaganda from people who make money when you believe their message.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day. Don’t eat within 3 hours of bedtime. This allows your stomach to empty and acid production to decrease. If you don’t eat, your body isn’t making acid to digest the food.