I have schlerderma which is a auto immune disease which as right now I only deal with the crest part of the raynaud’s in my hands and these crazy stomach issues of gas, acid reflux, pain in left rib cage either front or back, roasea, sometimes fatigue. I feel alot of time that I’ve got alot of water in my throat and holding it in my esphogus or something then it goes away or you could explain it has holding a burp for awhile and then it releases. Lately have had issues with a dull pain in left side or in the rib cage right behind that comes and goes. I had a CT scan and nothing showed all my doctor did was up my dose of prevacid.
But has become really bad lately and have got back on the medical roller coaster have a stress test booked another endoscopy & colonoscopy booked. Just sick of it. The pain I have in my chest and blocked feeling in my throat and bloating and gas is terrible. Are any of these symptoms linked to low stomach acid.
I am not sure if taking HCL supplement helps. Drs. said no, but offer no alternatives. Like a lots of other chronic conditions, this condition seems to be ignored by medical world, as it’s “not immediately life threatening”.
I was a vegetarian for over a decade and also had heavy metal poisoning, and I think both of these contributed to my SIBO. Hi, have you been tested for iron deficiency anemia? You have a lot of the symptoms and from what I’ve been reading, low stomach acid levels stop certain minerals/vitamins being absorbed properly.
If you haven’t been able to reduce your dosage, you may have an underlying cause for your low stomach acid that needs to be addressed. H. Pylori infections are a common cause of low stomach acid. Your doctor can test for h. pylori.
Sorry this post turned into a book, but wanted to share my story, and hopefully get you imput on the HCL . @Anita – Sure so to clarify. If you have do not have low stomach acid meaning you have good acid or high acid levels (not likely) when you supplement with Betaine HCL you should get a deep like middle of abdomen area hotness, burning or heaviness. This also happens when you have low acid and are trying to find the perfect dosage. Sometimes 7 pills causes the pain but 6 results in perfect digestion.
Please speak with your doctor before using this or any other natural heartburn remedy. Sodium bicarbonate , also known as baking soda, is used to relieve heartburn, sour stomach, or acid indigestion by neutralizing excess stomach acid. When used for this purpose, it is said to belong to the group of medicines called antacids. It may be used to treat the symptoms of stomach or duodenal ulcers. Sodium bicarbonate is also used to make the blood and urine more alkaline in certain conditions.
That’s because hormones cause the digestive system to slow down. The muscles that push food down the esophagus also move more slowly when you are pregnant.