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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Low Stomach Acid

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Stomach acid reflux and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Stomach acid reflux  and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Chicken or egg?: Could be, however in some cases reflux may trigger anxiety. See your doctor to be sure you get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Food: Most reflux issues are due to diet. Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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Could someone explain how low hydrochloric acid in stomach causes heartburn?

Could someone explain how low hydrochloric acid in stomach causes heartburn?

Non-acid Heartburn: Heartburn is a symptom that develops when stomach contents reflux into esophagus. Acid is a common cause of heartburn, but alkali, bile, regurgitated caustic ingestion, medications, food, pepsin, etc. Are all non-acid substances that can also irritate the esophagus & cause a "heartburn"-like presentation. Consider also delayed stomach emptying, stomach outlet narrowing, esophageal dysmotilities. ...Read more

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What is constant upper stomach tightness with a lot of belching & low blood sugar? Low or high stomach acid?

What is constant upper stomach tightness with a lot of belching & low blood sugar? Low or high stomach acid?

Reflux?: You likely have reflux which may or may not be acidic although suppressing the acid often helps a hiatal hernia may also be a problem. See doctor. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

No: Gastritis can be caused by either increased acid production or a breakdown of the barrier lining if the stomach, but not the other way around. This may be caused by the bacteria h. Pylon. Gerd is a problem with too much stomach contents going he wrong way up in to the esophagus causing heartburn and regurgitation. See a gastroenterologist or your primary care provider or more info. ...Read more

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Is nausea after eating fatty food one of the symptoms of a low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)?

Is nausea after eating fatty food one of the symptoms of a low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)?

Gall bladder more: Likely. Symptoms after taking fatty food are usually an indication of gall bladder or biliary tract disorder. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause bloating of the lower stomach?

Can dehydration cause bloating of the lower stomach?

It can but rarely: Unusual. You may be constipated or certain foods are not agreeing with you. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux causes by excess acid or lack of acid ?

Neither: Reflux is caused when the acidic stomach contents backwash up the swallowing tube. It is common & the equivalent of a super wet burp.It is aggravated by infants pattern of filling up and laying down, where gravity is not available to help keep the feeds down. If it produces symptoms, acid reducers are often used to make the backwash less irritating. ...Read more

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Acid reflux and upset stomach is a cause of chest discomfort or one more symptom ?

Both: Chest discomfort is and can be a symptom of many medical problems! The most life threatening are heart disease and pulmonary embolus! These must be excluded first by a thorough history and exam! Then less emergent causes such as acid reflux can be evaluated! Please don't ignore chest discomfort! Could be life threatening ...Read more

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What are some of the bad causes of severe GERD (acid reflux) in teens?!

What are some of the bad causes of severe GERD (acid reflux) in teens?!

TYPES OF FOOD YOU AR: Maybe due to excessive amounts acidic or spicey foods. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of acid reflux?

What are the common causes of acid reflux?

Weak reflux valve: Certain foods increase acid production by the stomach such as tomato-based foods, alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, and spicy foods. Then if a person's natural anti-reflux valve at the top of the stomach is weak or failing, the acid goes up and burns the sensitive esophagus, causing heartburn. Avoiding those foods and acid meds can reduce the gerd episodes. Anti-reflux surgery can cure gerd. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Acid reflux: the lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...Read more

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What causes rid of acid reflux?

Talk to doctor: Are you overweight? Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea. So if you answered yes to thes questions see your doctor and be evaluated for sleep apnea. This may help you and save your life. ...Read more