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Does Stomach Acid Kill Probiotics
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
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
No: It reduces acid which causes the irritation going up the the esophagus in gerd. You still have to have the head of the bed up on sleeping and avoid laying down with full stomach. ...Read more
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
Can I take probiotic supplements like lactic acid bacillus while taking antibiotics like amoxicillin?
Can I use calcium bicarbonate powder for my GERD, acid reflux, gas spasm/ bloating n full stomach feeling?
I'm confused. Does food buffer stomach acid, or does the stomach make more acid in response to food?
Gastric acid: Actually both. Food will buffer acid in the stomach, but eating will stimulate more acid secretion. ...Read more
No: Acid reflux cannot kill you. The most serious complication is the development of barrett esophagus, or esophageal metaplasia, which can be a precursor to esophageal cancer. This takes many years to develop. If you have concerns and have had reflux symptoms for a while, consult with your doctor about having an upper endoscopy (egd). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects
Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping antibiotics. If you have a history of C. difficile, it may be useful to take probiotics, however. Otherwise, studies do not support their routine use. Having said that, there are not usually many side effects, if you do decide to try them. Good luck ...Read more
Why doctors also prescribe PPI like Nexium (esomeprazole) that reduces stomach acid along with Clathromycin & Amoxicilln when treating H Pylori?
For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?
Ayurveda for Acidity: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Hyperacidity can be very uncomfortable. It can be due to various foods, medical condition or stress. Citric acid is used as a preservative and it can aggravate acidity. For hyperacidity, Ayurveda advises to avoid vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol. ...Read more
How to cure bad breath from acidity ?Been prescribed rabeprazole 20mg, taking probiotic supplements, belching, nothing helps. Oral health is perfect
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