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A 36-year-old member asked:

why does tums (calcium carbonate) work if i have little stomach acid?

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Dr. Howard Fertel
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Gerd: You have gerd and Tums neutralizes the acid in your stomach. If this happens to you frequently you need endoscopy by a gastroenterologist and possibly placed on a ppi like Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec.

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