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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Achlorhydria (Overview)

Achlorhydria or hypochlorhydria refers to states where the production of gastric acid in the stomach is absent or low, respectively. It is associated with various other medical problems. Usually chronic vomiting causes this. Also seen in hypothyroidism, h pylori infection, stomach cancer, Niacin deficiency.


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What are the symptoms for someone who has achlorhydria?

What are the symptoms for someone who has achlorhydria?

Achlorhydria: An individual with achlorhydria (lack of or low gastric acid in stomach ) may have abdominal pain due to difficulty digesting food, loose bowel movements & problems due to poor absorption of nutrients. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
6 doctors shared insights

Achlorhydria (Overview)

Achlorhydria or hypochlorhydria refers to states where the production of gastric acid in the stomach is absent or low, respectively. It is associated with various other medical problems. Usually chronic vomiting causes this. Also seen in hypothyroidism, h pylori infection, stomach cancer, Niacin deficiency.


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Can achlorhydria cause vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Can achlorhydria cause vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Achlorhydria B12: You need to have acid in the stomach to assist with the the absorption of B12 (too technical to explain here). Without acid due to an acquired condition such as achlorhydria or to medication affects (from proton pump inhibitors which are commonly prescribed), you can develop B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What types of surgical treatments are there to treat achlorhydria?

What types of surgical treatments are there to treat achlorhydria?

None: I know of no surgical procedure that will increase acid production. In the stomach. There are several which can decrease acid production. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: achlorhydria?

What is the definition or description of: achlorhydria?

Low stomach acid: Achlorhydria or hypochlorhydria refers to states where the production of gastric acid in the stomach is absent or low, respectively. It is associated with various other medical problems. Usually chronic vomiting causes this. Also seen in hypothyroidism, h pylori infection, stomach cancer, Niacin deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for someone who has achlorhydria?

Achlorhydria: An individual with achlorhydria (lack of or low gastric acid in stomach ) may have abdominal pain due to difficulty digesting food, loose bowel movements & problems due to poor absorption of nutrients. ...Read more

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What types of surgical treatments are there to treat achlorhydria?

None: I know of no surgical procedure that will increase acid production. In the stomach. There are several which can decrease acid production. ...Read more

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How does pernicious anemia cause people to have achlorhydria?

How  does pernicious anemia cause people to have achlorhydria?

The other way around: Achlorhydria (lack of adequate gastric acid production and secretion) is one of the causes of pernicious anemia and not the other way around. Normal gastric acid is essential for adequate absorption of vitamin b-12. Vitamin b-12 deficiency in turn causes pernicious anemia. ...Read more

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Can achlorhydria cause vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Achlorhydria B12: You need to have acid in the stomach to assist with the the absorption of B12 (too technical to explain here). Without acid due to an acquired condition such as achlorhydria or to medication affects (from proton pump inhibitors which are commonly prescribed), you can develop B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more