I was diagnosed with colitis a long time ago and more recently a hiatal hernia. With a hiatal hernia will the same treatments work that do for typical low stomach acid? My doc has me on dexilant and when I don’t take the drug my nausea is even worse. I tried stopping it and sticking to SCD, but the nausea came back even worse and had to use the med again. I’m afraid to stop the medicine.
Recently the local pharmacy made an error on my prescription and only gave me half of my usual Omeprazole prescription. Rather than complain, I tried taking a single 20mg dose per day instead of the 40mg. Amazingly my clothes are starting to fit again after only one weak and I only suffered discomfort for a coupe of days. I feel that my bowel is being cleared out as if I have had a real detox.
If the damage goes deeply into the esophagus, an ulcer forms. An ulcer is simply a break in the lining of the esophagus that occurs in an area of inflammation.
I have other low stomach acid symptoms, like rectal itching, dry skin, fatigue, bloating, feeling full quickly. I have been a vegetarian for 15 years and I wonder if that has caused the low stomach acid. In the last few weeks I have started to eat fish again and am trying to eat more protein. That’s why I want to urge you to test for low stomach acid.
But for a while now I have nausea,bloating,stomach pain,and lately horrible vomiting,it feels like nothing is moving or digesting,it is food that I ate days ago sometimes.it’s awful,and the acid reflux too,horrible headache also.I am literally can’t keep anything down! I am at my wits end.I don’t know what to do.so should I try to go the low acid way.I’m just so sick right now, I can’t think straight.Help me Please!! Thank You!!
The doctor had told me to take it for a month but I stopped because of the constipation being bad taking it after two days. now reading about low acid I’m not sure if I have that instead of acid reflux. Hi Steve – I would really appreciate some advice.
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Between healing my gut, chelating mercury and arsenic with Andrew Cutler’s protocol, and now getting ammonia under control I’m not doing too bad now. I don’t know what caused low stomach acid but mercury does very bad things to the digestive system.
I have idiopathic gastroparesis and all the symptoms you mention.There are some great videos on YouTube for learning about it. I have a very limited diet and have to puree my foods due to no full teeth left. I am curious about the low acid because I vomit and very little bile or stomach content comes up before it’s empty. Meat eating causes horrible nausea and takes days to digest. Robert an alternative model for you to consider which I came across recently and sounds convincing.
When they eat more meat (protein) they have more digestion problems. By eating more protein you would need stronger acid levels and more pepsin to break it down. Which doesn’t appear to be happening because you report more heartburn symptoms. That would indicate to me that your food is sitting in your stomach even longer, fermenting, raising IAP and possibly causing your problems. If I was you I would test something to raise my stomach acid levels.
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In another study, this one in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, scientists fed a group of chronic heartburn patients a high-fat dinner and a bedtime snack, then measured reflux as they slept. The right-side sleepers had greater acid levels and longer “esophageal acid clearance.” Other studies have had similar results. In a study in The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, scientists recruited a group of healthy subjects and fed them high-fat meals on different days to induce heartburn. Immediately after the meals, the subjects spent four hours lying on one side or the other as devices measured their esophageal acidity. Ultimately, the researchers found that “the total amount of reflux time was significantly greater” when the subjects lay on their right side.
Also, it feels like there is always something in my throat. I also have loose stools, which I thought was from no grains/low fiber in the diet, but now I’m seeing that loose elimination may be due to low stomach acid. Just a quick question – could eating too much salt with meals be responsible for low stomach acid? I can’t seem to find an answer to this simple question anywhere. I had a horrible diet back in college which I’m sure contributed to this whole issue but I’m researching now to find out what steps the body uses to actually create stomach acid.
I went to the ER yesterday morning, they said all my labs were perfect and chest was clear. That I had a respiratory infrection, and gastritis from the vomiting. They gave me fluids, nausea medicine, And a drug called pantoprazole, in an iv, and script for the pills to take every day at home to reduce stomach acid. Now every time I eat anything, even four chicken nuggets, my stomach immediately, visibly swells, and is very tight for hours. Please tell me if this is because of this medicine is causing low stomach acid!