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Doctor insights on: Foods That Reduce Stomach Acid

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Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?

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 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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Can stomach acid production be reduced naturally over time?

Can stomach acid production be reduced naturally over time?

Healthy lifestyle.: Gerd affects over 50% of the us population. Water increases stomach ph by 4 after 1 minute. Avoid overeating, smoking, eating just before strenuous exercise, high fat foods (fried food, cream sauces), spicy foods, acidic foods irritating an inflamed esophagus (oranges, tomatoes), eating less than 3 hours before lying down, being overweight.
Chamomile/ fennel tea, ginger candy, apple
products help. ...Read more

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Are there any foods and/or drinks that neutralize stomach acid when one has high stomach acid levels?

Are there any foods and/or drinks that neutralize stomach acid when one has high stomach acid levels?

Almost impossible: There are no foods or drinks that can have a significant impact on the amount of acid in the stomach over a significant period of time but every food buffers the acidity for a while. ...Read more

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Will the medicine that blocks stomach acid hinder me from properly digesting food?

Will the medicine that blocks stomach acid hinder me from properly digesting food?

Yes: Too little acid in the stomach can feel like too much acid in the intestinal tract. If there is not enough acid passing into the GI tract to trigger the release of bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) there will be too much acid and it will burn or become inflamed. ...Read more

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I have silent reflux does this mean I have low stomach acid. What foods should I avoid?

I have silent reflux does this mean I have low stomach acid. What foods should I avoid?

See below: Low ph = high acid content. So, reflux usually means high acid content, meaning the ph is low. Avoid acidic foods such as tomatoes, oranges, caffeine, alcohol, to name a few.

http://www. Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/features/top-10-heartburn-foods. ...Read more

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What are the food that a baby (6months old) with reflux anad high stomach acid that can not eat? Thank you

What are the food that a baby (6months old) with reflux anad high stomach acid that can not eat? Thank you

Large meals a no no: A six month old is probably on jar foods, such as fruit and vegetables and maybe meats. Reflux is best treated by small portions. If too much formula and jar food is given, alot of acid is made and the food refluxes into the esophagus. Try smaller feeds. ...Read more

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I'm confused. Does food buffer stomach acid, or does the stomach make more acid in response to food?

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

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Why does solid food I eat seem to cause more stomach acid than just liquids?

Why does solid food I eat seem to cause more stomach acid than just liquids?

Emptying time: Liquids exit your stomach typically within 2 hours, while solid food (and the associated acids and pepsin) may hang around for 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See doctor: Don't self-medicate. If you are having digestive problems, see your pcp for a proper diagnosis. Stress and sleep deprivation can worsen many physical conditions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do PPIs completely stop production of stomach acid? If so, how can food continue to be digested? Wouldn't there be increased risk of food borne illnes

Do PPIs completely stop production of stomach acid? If so, how can food continue to be digested? Wouldn't there be increased risk of food borne illnes

Several issues: Of note there are increased risk of GI infectious with PPI use, the strongest association being a bacteria known as "c.diff". There are lesser associations with infections related to the more common food borne bacteria like Campylobacter and Salmonella. PPI's suppress but don't completely stop all gastric acid secretion. Food digestion isn't particularly impaired but certain micronutrients are. ...Read more

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I've been reading some people with SIBO don't make enough stomach acid, so you don't kill bacteria from foods you eat as well. True?

I've been reading some people with SIBO don't make enough stomach acid, so you don't kill bacteria from foods you eat as well. True?

SIBO: That is possible, but not the entire story. You need to read about this on the net and/or discuss it with the doctor seeing you. Patients with bacterial overgrowth typically have symptoms of nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, malnutrition, weight loss and malabsorption which is caused by a number of mechanisms too complex to discuss here. ...Read more

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For the past 5 days I've been vomiting food, water, and stomach acid multiple times a day. It comes with little warning and I cant control it.

For the past 5 days I've been vomiting food, water, and stomach acid multiple times a day. It comes with little warning and I cant control it.

Need an EGD: Don't know your age. If older, If this is not now resolving /resolved - suggesting a stomach flu - you will then assuredly need an EGD by a gastroenterologist and maybe even a CT scan of the abdomen. For something like this, it either self resolves quickly or you need a work-up by an internist (blood tests and urine tests) and a referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a teenager to have really bad stomach acid? It's gotten worse and I usually avoid trigger foods but lately even antacids won'thelp

Is it possible for a teenager to have really bad stomach acid? It's gotten worse and I usually avoid trigger foods but lately even antacids won'thelp

Infants, children,: Adolescents & adults can have medically significant gastroesophageal reflux. See your primary care doctor, who may order radiographic studies &/or refer you to a gastroenterologist, if needed. Take in a written history of the duration & severity of your symptoms. List not only the OTC meds you've taken for heartburn, but also all prescription, OTC, herbal & recreational drugs you've used. ...Read more

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How to cure the stomach acid or acidity and stomach pain after having tea or food.?

How to cure the stomach acid or acidity and stomach pain after having tea or food.?

Acidity: Antacids like tums, (calcium carbonate)mylanta or gelusil relieve gastric symptoms from acidity. However if you have continual symptoms after meals or drinking tea, you should be evaluated and treated by your physician or a gastroenterologist. Gastritis, gall stones, ulcer, or pancreatic problems are some possible causes. ...Read more

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After eating I constantly regurgitate food but I don't have the taste of stomach acid. Is this serious and can this cause esophagal cancer? Help!

After eating I constantly regurgitate food but I don't have the taste of stomach acid. Is this serious and can this cause esophagal cancer? Help!

Unlikely cancer: Esophageal cancer in a 25 year old patient is very unusual. Nonetheless, the symptoms you report are very concerning and mandate a face-to-face physician examination. You should also have an upper endoscopy meaning a video camera that is slid down the mouth into the esophagus while you are asleep. This will show if this is a tumor, or something else like achalasia, or diffuse esophageal spasm. ...Read more

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I take Apple Cider Vinegar POWDER in capsule form from Dynamic Nutrition. I take 1 or 2 capsules per day to alkalize Is it ok for my stomach acid?

I take Apple Cider Vinegar POWDER in capsule form from Dynamic Nutrition. I take 1 or 2 capsules per day to alkalize Is it ok for my stomach acid?

No, avoid it.: Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid. Contrary to the popular wisdom on the nets, it does not improve acid reflux. In fact, powdered capsules of ACV can cause serious esophageal burns if the capsule lodges in the esophagus. You are much better off using standard antacids and seeing your doctor if you have reflux more than 2-3 times per week. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I take to help reduce stomach acid coming up to my throat?

What should I take to help reduce stomach acid coming up to my throat?

Another pillow 2 bed: For starters, if you can increase the angle of your head/upper body, you may have less reflux upward. You can also try a proton pump inhibitor, like prilosec, in the evenings for 10-14 days, to see if it improves the situation. If not, should see a dr for exam and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Ppi's may reduce stomach acid, but does that prevent actual refux in gerd?

Ppi's may reduce stomach acid, but does that prevent actual refux in gerd?

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

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Is nausea after eating fatty food one of the symptoms of a low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)?

Is nausea after eating fatty food one of the symptoms of a low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)?

Gall bladder more: Likely. Symptoms after taking fatty food are usually an indication of gall bladder or biliary tract disorder. ...Read more

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I'm coughing up so much phlegm that's it's making me vomit stomach acid and whatever food is in my system, what could be causing this? No fever or sym

I'm coughing up so much phlegm that's it's making me vomit stomach acid and whatever food is in my system, what could be causing this? No fever or sym

Post-nasal drip or..: Maybe gerd? Have you tried an acid blocker or anti-histamine to see if symptoms improve? Can't be more specific here without greater detail from you regarding your presentation. ...Read more

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Why doctors also prescribe PPI like Nexium (esomeprazole) that reduces stomach acid along with Clathromycin & Amoxicilln when treating H Pylori?

Ulcers: H.pylori can cause gastritis and stomach ulcers so perhaps if you were symptomatic they want to decrease the acidity to promote wound healing and decrease the inflammatory response. ...Read more

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What sort of foods and drinks help with healing scars caused by stomach acid? My doctor diagnosed me of antral gastritis & symptoms show for A. reflux

What sort of foods and drinks help with healing scars caused by stomach acid? My doctor diagnosed me of antral gastritis & symptoms show for A. reflux

Great question!: You likely will need more than just diet manipulation if damage is ongoing or unresolved and, from your medication list, I see your are indeed already taking acid blocker drugs. To address your question in greater depth, please refer to the many excellent HealthTap answers on the subjects of GERD and Gastritis. ...Read more

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I ve been diagnosed with achalasia, told I need surgery, but have gerd symptoms....regurgitation of stomach acid & food, causing swallow problems?

Yes: If you indeed have achalasia, you may feel reflux, regurgitation of food, etc, but this is because the food, saliva, or anything that is swallowed does not go down from the esophagus to the stomach. Usually once down into the stomach it is difficult for anything to reflux back up into esophagus when you have achalasia ...Read more

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Stomach acid kills the HIV virus than they get if from French kissing Becoz there is bleeding gums or we don't get if from food if there is bloodonit?

Stomach acid kills the HIV virus than they get if from French kissing Becoz there is bleeding gums or we don't get if from food if there is bloodonit?

No risk: Yes, this is one reason why oral exposure to HIV, or exposure to contaminated food, rarely if ever transmits the virus. There are other reasons as well, related to the biology of the virus, the amount of virus, dilution of blood in food, heat, and susceptibility of oral and upper gastrointestinal tissues, etc. But disregard the biological reasons. It just doesn't happen; the reasons don't matter. ...Read more

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Is puking stomach acid normal? I was diagnosed with GERD last year I hav been puking stomach acid with pink n red stuff in it for the past five days, I can barely talk and my food feels like its not reaching my stomach or its not sitting right in my stoma

Is puking stomach acid normal? I was diagnosed with GERD last year I hav been puking stomach acid with pink n red stuff in it for the past five days, I can barely talk and my food feels like its not reaching my stomach or its not sitting right in my stoma

NO: Not normal and very worrisome with the pink as this is probably blood. You may have an ulcer or esophageal stricture from chronic reflux. You need to see the GI doctor right away or go to the nearest emergency room for proper treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal to throw up stomach acid when you have GERD? No blood or food just, stomach acid. And what should I do drink water to wash it down?

Is it normal to throw up stomach acid when you have GERD? No blood or food just, stomach acid. And what should I do drink water to wash it down?

Yes and yes: Sorry Sean. With gerd the stomach refluxes into the esophagus various amounts of gastric acid. Water will drain the acid back into the stomach. But water is not the fix you desire. You must first see your physician and he will guide you through the problem ...Read more

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Could not producing adequate stomach acid make me fatigued and dry eyed about an hour after meals, I feel poisoned almost-not food allergy/blood sugar?

Could not producing adequate stomach acid make me fatigued and dry eyed about an hour after meals, I feel poisoned almost-not food allergy/blood sugar?

Fatigue after meals: Seems unlikely given your description. Many people take acid blockers and do not seem to have these problems. More likely would be an exaggerated insulin response to meals lowering your blood glucose levels and making you fatigued ...Read more

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Help! I think I have low stomach acid causing me gerd because food sits in my stomach after eating, gas, belching, malabsorption? Dry hair, fatigue?

Help! I think I have low stomach acid causing me gerd because food sits in my stomach after eating, gas, belching, malabsorption? Dry hair, fatigue?

Reflux: Symptoms could be acid reflux. This condition causes some symptoms you are describing. Trial of protein pump inhibitor or H2 blocker to see if symptoms improve. Lifestyle/dietary modification including: weight loss, elevation of the head of the bed, selective elimination of dietary triggers (fatty foods, caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine). Try not to eat after 7pm. Check thyroid as well. ...Read more

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What is in stomach acid?

What is in stomach acid?

Stomach acid: Is generally hydrochloric acid with some buffers mixed in. Additionally there is some mucous present as well. ...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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How can one lower stomach acid level?

Drugs and antiacids: If you need an acute drop due to symptoms, then antiacids like maalox or Tums (calcium carbonate) can do the job. Proton pump inhibitors, some otc and some on prescription can more chronically lower the acidity. You also can adjust your diet to ingest food that is less likely to cause acidity. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease stomach acid?

What can I do to decrease stomach acid?

Be healthy: There is little that you can actively do to change the acid production inherently. However, there are things to avoid, such as caffeine, alcohol and heavy meals that include red meats. But diet alone is generally ineffective in treating reflux or ulcers. Medications such as proton pump inhibitors, h2 blockers or sucralfate are standard medical treatments. ...Read more

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How to cope with the disease of stomach acid?

Don't cope: You don't have to cope with it. You should see a doctor and get treated for it. Stomach acid not only irritates the esophagus, it can cause severe damage if it's not treated. Schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more