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Does the probiotic Digestive Advantage decrease stomach acid? Don't want to have too less of acid because I just came off of omperazole for 1 month.

Does the probiotic Digestive Advantage decrease stomach acid? Don't want to have too less of acid because I just came off of omperazole for 1 month.

No: Probiotics have many benefits for digestive health but generally are not knows to decrease stomach acid. Stomach acid can kill many of the probiotics we take but Digestive Advantage is enteric coated which protects it from stomach acid, with the coating not dissolving until after it passes through the stomach. ...Read more

Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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What is the mechanism by which probiotics get past the stomach acid into your intestines

What is the mechanism by which probiotics get past the stomach acid into your intestines

Most won't unless: Timed release. You need a product that can withstand the harsh environment of stomach acid. Stomach acid will kill a high percentage of probiotic bacteria. Thus, if it needs to take action further down in the GI tract, a timed released formulation may be most beneficial. ...Read more

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Why doesn't stomach acid kill helicobacter bacterium?

Why doesn't stomach acid kill helicobacter bacterium?

Stomach acid &Hpylor: Stomach acid is not capable of killing h pylori bacteria, it has leant to live with acid in the stomach very comfortably. ...Read more

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Can stomach acid cause diareha?

Can stomach acid cause diareha?

No: Stomach acid is a normal secretion of the body, which aids in digesting food. It does not cause diarrhea. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best and worst foods for too much stomach acid?

Best and worst foods for too much stomach acid?

Stomach acids: Worst foods: high fat, chocolate, spicy. Best foods: milk, bland foods. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how much stomach acid is in the stomach?

I'd really like to know how much stomach acid is in the stomach?

Stomach acid: About 700 ml from a meal. For more info go to http://www. Madsci. Org/posts/archives/2000-01/946931069.Bc. R.Html. ...Read more

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Would stress low stomach acid?

Would stress low stomach acid?

No: Usually stress is associated witha decrease in the stomach ph and an increase in acid production. ...Read more

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What would happen if I threw up stomach acid everyday for a few months?

What would happen if I threw up stomach acid everyday for a few months?

See your doc: I have a hunch you may have anorexia if you are forcing yourself to purge. This will have severe consequences to your electrolytes, teeth, and overall health. Please seek help. ...Read more

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Do red grapes cause stomach acid?

Do red grapes cause stomach acid?

NO: Generally foods (or special diets) do not cause stomach acid. Treatment for stomach ulcers includes avoidance of caffeine, alcohol and smoking. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Stomach acid and larynpharyngeal cancer?

Stomach acid and larynpharyngeal cancer?

NOT ASSOCIATED: Laryngo-pharyngeal cancers are usually seen in longtime smokers who present to their physician with hoarseness and sometimes 'sore throat'. Stomach acid from reflux (gerd) can cause similiar symtoms so a referral to an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor can be made. An ENT will take a camera (laryngoscope) to look all the way down to vocal cords. Cancer looks like a 'mass', gerd causes irritation. ...Read more

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Do stomach acid problems cause weight loss?

Do stomach acid problems cause weight loss?

Possibly: If one were to have excessive acid to the point of reflux, gastritis, ulcer disease an other issues related to acid, one may not be able to eat due to nausea, vomiting, pain, and decreased appetite, thus weight loss would occur. It you are concerned, see your pcp or a gastroenterologist and get an evaluation. Some serious things could be present that would need attention. ...Read more

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What to take for an ulcer and stomach acid?

Would start: With an h2 blocker such as Pepcid or zantac. Could move up to a ppi such as Protonix (pantoprazole) or prevcid if the h2 blockers do not work. ...Read more

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What can I do for burning in my stomach, acid reflux?

What can I do for burning in my stomach, acid reflux?

Trial of antacid: One could start with Tums and maalox which has bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize acid. If that does not work, you could try pepcid, zantac, prilosec. Failing that, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Need help on how to manage IBS and high stomach acid?

Need help on how to manage IBS and high stomach acid?

Individualized: Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. You may also need a blood test to see if you are producing too much acid. Otherwise start with food and avoid what aggravates you and many times the answer presents itself. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I keep aspirating stomach acid in my sleep. What could this be?

I keep aspirating stomach acid in my sleep. What could this be?

LPR?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lpr. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, ; even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more

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I burped, then choked on stomach acid. Why did it come back up?

Reflux: You have what is called gastro esophageal reflux disease gerd for short

you might have hiatal hernia which will make the stomach slide up in your chest and allow the acid to burn the lining of the food tube
it can be worst if you gained weight and specific food and tight cloth and laying flat and eating late before you go to bed will make the reflux worst
you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Feels like something stuck in top of stomach acid need to burp?

Feels like something stuck in top of stomach acid need to burp?

Can't burp: Fundoplication provides a barrier to GERD, but also to vomiting & burping since the lower esophageal sphincter no longer relaxes to let air (or other stomach contents) escape upward from your stomach. Air then accumulates in stomach, resulting in gas & bloating until it can be evacuated into the small bowel. May also see w/achalasia, food impaction, gastroparesis, obstructing tumor, more. Get help ...Read more

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Is it true that digestive enzyme pills produce more stomach acid?

Is it true that digestive enzyme pills produce more stomach acid?

Enzyme pills: Enzyme pills do not produce acid, they often contain acid in the form of hcl depending on the formulation. ...Read more

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Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Yes: Yes. Give them a try. But only take them after you have several bites of food eaten, else the hcl may release against your stomach and cause you discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole) for stomach acid?

What are the side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole) for stomach acid?

Headache,: Abdominal pain, diarrhea are the most common (albeit infrequent) short time side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole).
Long term, high dose, may be associated with osteoporosis, low magnesium, and perhaps GI infections, but the risk is low.
Nonetheless, we recommend using this class of drugs in the lowest dose that will control symptoms.
If side effects occur, or symptoms do no resolve, you should see a
doctor. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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