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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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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