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Excess Stomach Acid Stress
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Some stress, yes: In some kinds of stress (not all), there can be hypersecretion of stomach acid. For instance, in ICU patients with major burns and cranial trauma, endoscopy shows the incidence of acute gastric mucosal abnormalities is >75%. This can come from both increased gastrin secretion leading to acid production, and impaired mucus protection in the stomach. Some stress can also decrease stomach acid. ...Read more
Ulcers and stress: Tis is a complicated answer but let me try to explain it simply. In periods of stress, there is an over production of two hormones from the adrenal. One is adrenalin, which can stimulate the cells in the stomach to produce more acid. The 2nd hormone is cortisol, which when too abundant, can thin the lining of the stomach thus leading to the ulcer. You also need to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Does stress cause increase or decrease in stomach acid. Shud i take Gelucil? I am expecting a month of reduced-sleep nights due to office overload.
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REFLUX: If you need acid suppression daily you should see your gastroenterologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
What are the symptom differences between low and excess stomach acid?How to identify/differentiate which one actually the problem for someone?
Gastrinoma: Yes, diarrhea is anticipated in a condition called zollinger-ellison syndrome, in which excessive acid production by a gastrinoma tumor promotes diarrhea by a number of mechanisms. In the average person with acid indigestion without an associated gastrinoma, the answer is however no. ...Read more
Right now I am tecta, I think for excess stomach acid. I also feel this vibrating/shaky feel in my stomach also. Is this normal? Will the acid go away
Need more info: Need to know your dietary history. How long has this been going on? Have you taken any medication to help? Chances are the symptoms will not go away on their own and sound serious enough that you should see your family physician very soon especially if pantoprazole did not help. ...Read more
Heartburn even after a small meal but never when my stomach is empty.y? Is it because of low stomach acid or excessive?
Heartburn.: It’s related to the way GERD/reflux works. Upon food entering the stomach, the production of gastric fluids increases. These fluids then enter the esophagus, causing the symptoms you feel as heartburn because of the acid content of the fluids. They enter the esophagus because of incompetence of the sphincter that normally separates the stomach from the esophagus (hiatal hernia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this quote accurate? "Sometimes the excessive collection of acid in the stomach will cause people to misinterpret the symptoms as ‘hypoglycemia’, excessive stomach acid will make the person shaky, weak, hungry and nauseated, until they eat again."
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Allergies or reflux.: This could be either allergies or reflux/heartburn, although with your report of stomach acid and vomiting in the morning I'd tend to think heartburn is more likely. Reflux, otherwise known as heartburn or GERD, tends to affect us as we sleep, so we awaken with terrible symptoms. Don;t eat within four hours of going to bed - may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can low stomach acid cause hair thinning or even loss? How do I know if I have low or excess stomach acid?because I feel like I have the symptoms!
No: Low or High are "useless terms" and hair loss is in no way connected with either! Symptoms of so called "hyperacidity (eg heartburn, stomach pain) are NOT due to "the amount" of acid but the GI tracts "sensitivity" towards it! Speak with your Primary Care Provider about your symptoms! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more
What to do if I have sickly tight feeling around my intestines plus heartburn, could it be excessive stomach acid?
How does excess stomach acid cause indigestion? I thought HCl causes the activation of digestive enzymes. Why is too much a bad thing?
Indigestion: Too much or too little stomach acid can lead to indigestion. If too much the excess acidity can directly lead to symptoms, however too little stomach acid can lead to decreased digestion of food, which then is digested further by bacteria in GI track which results in the production of gas which causes indigestion. Most people probably have too little acid not too much. ...Read more
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