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Does Stomach Acid Kill Probiotics
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
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
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
Can I take vs#3 probiotics after having food poisoning my stomach has been killing me and I've always had stomach issues, soft stools etc?
Pro-Biotics are harmless
Hope this helps
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
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
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
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
Yes: If you stop it for 4 to 6 weeks. U should take it only if needed. ...Read more
Can be nerves: H. Pylori infection or genetic.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Enzyme pills: Enzyme pills do not produce acid, they often contain acid in the form of hcl depending on the formulation. ...Read more
Headaches and PPIs: Occasionally ppi can cause headaches. No other connection. ...Read more
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
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
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