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Acid In Stomach Which Activates Pepsin Needed For Protein Digestion
Yes: Yes pepsin and other enzymes called proteases are activated by the acid in the stomach . The proteases break apart the Amino Acid links within the chain that makes a protein. The freed Amino Acids are then absorbed by the small intestines. Some small chains of Amino Acids are also broken down in the small intestine or absorbed directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's an burning sensation on the left an right sides of my upper abdomen, could there be something wrong with my digestion or lack of B12 protein help?
See a GI doctor: Or your family doctor. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a rarity in the usa among anyone with a reasonable diet. You need to see a professional and bring with you a complete list of all symptoms and their timing and relationship to meals or anything else. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So theoretically - if you did not eat any protein - then surely the pepsin would not be activated?
Amino acid links: Pepsin is an enzyme whose zymogen (pepsinogen) is released by the chief cells in the stomach and that degrades food proteins into peptides. Pepsin is most efficient in cleaving peptide bonds between hydrophobic and preferably aromatic Amino Acids such as phenylalanine, tryptophan, and tyrosine. ...Read more
Good question: The enzymes are not exact, but they act similarly. Papya has been a traditional aid to digestion. However, how equivalent the papaya pepsin is to your natural enzyme I do not know. ...Read more
Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomach's pH and this causes the enzyme?
Can you clarify?: The stomach ordinarily produces HCl lowering the pH and it is at this pH that the stomach enzymes work best. Further down, other enzymes are present that work at neutral pH. The stomach's acidity is largely about removing calcium from bits of bone. Does this answer your question? Best wishes. ...Read more
Does it make sense to take acid blockers and probiotics together to ease stomach burning and digestion?
Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?
No: The most important aspect is reducing gerd symptoms to reduce the chronic esophagitis causing the barrett's changes that increase risk of esophageal cancer. Some patients need 20 mg others need 40 mg omeprazole. Every patient is different. It won't interfere with digestion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers