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Foods That Reduce Stomach Acid
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
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
Chocolate: Chocolote, coffee, oranjestad juice, peepers.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the food that a baby(6months old) with reflux anad high stomach acid that can not eat ? Thank you
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
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