But for some folks, especially those with the most serious low stomach acid or achlorhydria, Zypan®-which is hydrochloric acid in the form of betaine hydrochloride combined with pepsin, pancreas extract, and enzymes-is not strong enough. Amazingly, besides indigestion, this problem can cause over 50 different health problems and “diseases.” If treated medically, many of these symptoms of low stomach acid will be treated with prescription drugs as if they were separate diseases.
And if so, did it slow down/stop the progression? I’ve heard there have been some promising clinical trials of this approach in the US. I too had a partial Vagotomy performed on my first hiatal hernia/fundal plication surgery back I 1973.
10. Everyone who suffers from indigestion, heartburn, reflux, chronic diarrhea, immune disease, immune weakness, chronic infections, chronic weakness, memory problems, vision problems, and just about any other health problem should suspect low stomach acid and/or antacids as one of the causes. So you can see just how absurd antacid prescriptions are for the majority of heartburn sufferers that are actually suffering from low stomach acid. The medical treatment with antacids and acid sopping drugs is the biggest disgrace in all of medicine.
Many cases of GERD respond very well to supplementation with betaine hydrochloride (hydrochloric acid) with pepsin (the protein-digesting enzyme produced in the stomach) and/or raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. “A lot of men with acid reflux trundle along for years without seeking medical advice,” says Dr Sanderson. If you have Hiatal Hernia, taking drugs for GERD or reflux will not solve the problem and will, over the long term exacerbate your health issues as you will no longer be able to properly digest food in the absence of sufficient stomach acid. Additionally, your mineral stores will become severely depleted as sufficient stomach acid is required to activate and absorb minerals from food. As a result, cavaties and osteopenia and osteoporosis, depression, cardiovascular problems, amongst other degenerative diseases driven by malnutrition may develop in your body.
Sorry I don’t have any more to share regarding this, but do let us know if you follow up with the doctor and he/she says its fine for you to continue doing this and that it has no impact on the medication. I guess the Omeprazole helps but I still had some acid reflux problems and I have been doing things to help eliminate them.
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You can find contact information like phone number, practice website, office address and reviews for Dr. Bruce Preston. Low gastric acidity encourages longer residency of protein foods in the stomach; hence, a protracted acid secretion. Though the concentration of stomach acid may be reduced, the extended period of time that the stomach is exposed to an acid challenge (even a relatively dilute one) not only encourages acid reflux, it also predisposes the stomach lining to organic changes consistent with ulcer formation. Within the context of this discussion of chronic acid reflux, avoiding dilution of stomach acids seems counter-intuitive. However, as discussed in Part 1, contrary to the popular misconception that GERD is the result of an excessive production of stomach acid, in most cases it is actually related to low stomach acid production.
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It seems from what I have heard and read, the Hiatal Hernia problem is what causes most of the people with reflux problems that have stomach acid getting into the esophagus. ( fundoplication. close the muscles from esophagus to stomach reduce Acid reflux. ). so after this POEM proceedure, my dad may end up with acid reflux by opening these stomach muscles. well, despite the 4 “ of snow, I am glad you have not lost your sense of humor. Just be happy that you read my post and you saved all that money.
He is the founder/teacher of both Spiritual PhytoEssencing and the Natural Health Science System which he designed following many years of research and clinical practice, and includes herbology, nutrition, homeopathy, aromatherapy, exercise, traditional nature-cure as well as East/West healing arts/bodywork. Dr. Berkowsky teaches in-depth seminars/teleseminars/workshops to health-care professionals and spiritually aware individuals. GERD is considered to be the result of “liver invading spleen” and symptoms such as acid reflux, dyspepsia and biliousness are a direct result of rebellious liver energy entering the stomach and causing havoc. Thus traditional chi tonics contain a variety of herbs, which not only invigorate the body’s life force in general but also spleen chi in particular.
Stop eating processed foods. Quit wheat altogether for a month. Perform the Zypan test to see if you have the greatest single cause of heartburn-too little stomach acid.