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Doctor insights on: Foods Containing Hydrochloric Acid

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Why does medicine often have hydrochloric acid in it?

Why does medicine often have hydrochloric acid in it?

Salt: It is not hydrochloric acid per se but a salt of the medication, adding hcl makes the medication soluble in water which it may not be otherwise. ...Read more

Hydrochloric Acid (Definition)

Hydrochloric acid is a clear, colourless solution of hydrogen chloride (hcl) in water. It is a highly corrosive, strong mineral acid with many industrial uses. Hydrochloric acid is found ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: hydrochloric acid?

See answer details.: Hydrochloric acid is a clear, colourless solution of hydrogen chloride (hcl) in water. It is a highly corrosive, strong mineral acid with many industrial uses. Hydrochloric acid is found naturally in gastric acid. ...Read more

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What do hydrochloric acid and pepsin do?

Digest food: Hydrochloric acid and pepsin are produced in the stomach and help in the digestion of food. Hydrochloric acid also kills most the bacteria that we swallow with food. ...Read more

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Where are hydrochloric acid and pepsin secreted?

Where are hydrochloric acid and pepsin secreted?

Stomach: Chief cells secrete pepsin and parietal or oxyntic cells secrete hydrochloric acid. ...Read more

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Got a little hydrochloric acid on my skin, is that bad?

How concentrated?: Concentrated hcl will cause a chemical burn. If you washed it immediately and it has not caused a burn, there is no need to worry. If it did cause a burn, it would depend on how deep the burn is, and how much of the skin is involved. If you have any concerns it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hydraulic acid the same as hydrochloric acid?

Why do you ask?: There's no such thing as hydraulic acid. Hydrochloric acid is a powerful reagent that you meet in chemistry class. Hyaluronic acid is a big molecule that provides a jelly-like material that's important for some of your connective tissues. ...Read more

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What function does the hydrochloric acid of our stomachs serve?

Digestion and anti-: Microbial. Acid facilitates digestion of foods. Stomach enzymes work better in acid environment. Acid also destroys most the organisms that we swallow with food and prevents countless intestinal infections. ...Read more

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Will anything happen if your skin comes in contact with hydrochloric acid?

Will anything happen if your skin comes in contact with hydrochloric acid?

Burns: Yes, hydrochloride acid is a strong acid and causes significant skin burns from even brief contact. Any area so contacted should be thoroughly and rapidly rinsed in cold water. If there is bleeding or blistering see a doctor of go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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What could happen if hydrochloric acid was injected into a person's vein?

Major damage: The acid will do serious damage to local tissues, but may or may not be buffered by the body's systems before it reaches the heart and damages the rhythm-producing cells. If you are considering suicide, please call your physician, or if you feel you will lose control, call 911. Thinking about this kind of thing is not right for anyone, and your life can probably be much better. ...Read more

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Is there a way to increase amt of hydrochloric acid or bile I produce?

Is there a way to increase amt of hydrochloric acid or bile I produce?

Why?: Why would you want to do that? Excessive production of acid is a cause of peptic ulcers, and I do not know of any way to increase bile production. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain if we really have hydrochloric acid in our stomachs?

Yes: Stomach normally produces hydrochloric acid. It is important both for digestion and for killing micro-organisms we ingest with food. ...Read more

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How should I get more hydrochloric acid in my stomach?

How should I get more hydrochloric acid in my stomach?

Betaine HCL: Take betaine hcl to increase hcl - and for bile take pyridoxal 5 phosphate b6 and choline both will work. Natural way to increase hcl use white vinegar after food also available as apple cider vinegar. ...Read more

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How does the hydrochloric acid in your stomach not burn you?

How does the hydrochloric acid in your stomach not burn you?

Protection: The stomach has several layers of protection against the acid made in the stomach. Some of these layers of protection can be reduced from medications (nsaids) or infections (h pylori) which can lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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Does hydrochloric acid cause reflux disease?

Yes: Reflux is associated with hydrochloric acid leaking into the lower end of the esophagus. This can be for a number of reasons with a number of remedies. ...Read more

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Can hydrochloric acid raise your blood sugar level?

Can hydrochloric acid raise your blood sugar level?

Whoa!: You're not taking hydrochloric acid. It's a powerful chemical agent. Are you perhaps taking hyaluronic acid? This should not affect your blood glucose. Don't expect tremendous benefits. ...Read more

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What is the reaction with antacids and hydrochloric acid in the stomach?

What is the reaction with antacids and hydrochloric acid in the stomach?

Depends on drug: Some drugs neutralize acid, e.g. Maalox; others such as Nexium (esomeprazole) inhibit production of gastric acid. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomachs pH and this causes the enzyme?

Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomachs pH and this causes the enzyme?

Stomach vs. Gut: The environment in stomach is acidic and stomach enzymes work better at low pH. The environment in intestine is alkaline and the pancreatic and intestinal enzymes work better at higher pH. ...Read more

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Job, clean houses. Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday. Should I wear mask?

Msds sheets: Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more

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Hey.....a drop of HCL (hydrochloric acid) fell on my hand Can the spot be removed?

Hey.....a drop of HCL (hydrochloric acid) fell on my hand Can the spot be removed?

A burn: This is an acid burn. Hopefully you put the area in water to neutralize it. The area unless so severe should resolve on its own ...Read more

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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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Can rosacea be caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach?

Can rosacea be caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach?

Rosacea: While the exact cause of rosacea has not been absolutely defined, there were some lines of thought related to h. Pylori and gastrin in the stomach. These have not been found to hold up to testing. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between omega 3 capsules and hydrochloric acid capsules?

See details: One is fish oil and one is a very corrosive acid. I have never heard of hydrochloric acid capsules but the mere thought that it might exist is terrifying. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomach's pH and this causes the enzyme?

Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomach's pH and this causes the enzyme?

Can you clarify?: The stomach ordinarily produces HCl lowering the pH and it is at this pH that the stomach enzymes work best. Further down, other enzymes are present that work at neutral pH. The stomach's acidity is largely about removing calcium from bits of bone. Does this answer your question? Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have blood blisters on back of my hands and fingers I have hep b and c I have also sprayed hydrochloric acid at a job a long time ago also exposed to sun but wore sunblock and still got sunburn alot?

I have blood blisters on back of my hands and fingers I have hep b and c I have also sprayed hydrochloric acid at a job a long time ago also exposed to sun but wore sunblock and still got sunburn alot?

Blisters: Are these true blood blisters or are they ruptured capillaries where the skin is very thin? Aspirin, aleve, corticosteroids increase this tendency. The photosensitivity May be related to the hepatitis or to some medications. ...Read more

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What are the vegetarian foods contains uric acid?

What are the vegetarian foods contains uric acid?

Mushrooms, peas...: Foods do not contain uric acid but have purines which are metabolized into uric acid. The vegetarian food highest in purines are asparagus, cauliflower, lentils, lima & navy beans, mushrooms, oatmeal, peas & spinach. These can usually be eaten in moderation. More important than avoiding these might be avoiding alcohol & high-fructose corn syrup, as these raise uric acid levels. ...Read more

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Which foods contain folic acid?

Which foods contain folic acid?

Many foods: In the US, many grain foods are fortified with folate (folic acid). Concentrations are the highest in liver, yeast, spinach, other greens, and nuts. ...Read more