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Causes Of Acid Stomach
What causes acid stomach with severe nausea during early pregnancy. My stomach burns similar to gastritis. I have also had bowel cramps for 5days now.
Depends on cyst: Hmm...Don't know what cyst you are talking about. In general the stomach does not get cysts. The kidneys and the liver do. I guess if a cyst in these other places are big enough to push on the stomach, it can cause acid by pushing your stomach up. Not sure if this answers your question. Sounds like something that needs to be discussed further. ...Read more
Many things: Many people have trouble with gastritis or reflux, due to hyperacidity or making too much acid. It can be due to a medical problem like zollinger-ellison syndrome, but most are due to the food you eat, or when you eat it. Numerous medications will help with it. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can GERD really be caused by low stomach acid? Could be why 5+ rx's made me worse? Any standard tests to find out or is it more trial and error?
Reflux: People with low stomach acid can still get reflux if they have an incompetent valve at the junction of the esophagus and stomach and eat large meals, recline after eating, are obese or eat fatty or oily meals which slow stomach emptying. If there is some acid in the stomach caffeine and chocolate may give them reflux also. An old fashioned upper GI series and barium swallow may help in diagnosis. ...Read more
Emptying time: Liquids exit your stomach typically within 2 hours, while solid food (and the associated acids and pepsin) may hang around for 4-6 hours. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: viruses are respiratory viruses that infect the upper respiratory tract and cause bronchitis. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. There is a data that suggest that peptic ulcer disease may be associated with HSV-1 and raise the possibility that some peptic ulcers may be caused by this virus. Need more research. ...Read more
If hypothyroidism causes hypochloridia (low stomach acid) will iodine supplementation kick both into action?
Maybe...: Be careful with iodine. If hypothyroidism is due to iodine deficiency, perhaps, but often thyroid problems are due to other reasons. Do not overdose on iodine. Find a good integrative medicine doctor who can help explore why your thyroid might not be functioning well. Consider betaine hcl to help digestion in the meantime. ...Read more
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