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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?
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
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Tums Chewables: Can be taken with or without food. So that is ok. ...Read more
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
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
Woke up hot with stomach churning and gurgling threw up stomach acid with food still there although I did eat late right before bed still have acid?
See details: Probably just a transient GI upset but if it persists get it evaluated. Try clear liquid in small amounts. ...Read more
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
I have endo, been taking bc for 2 months straight, each day my nausea gets worse now when I eat I bring up stomach acid not food and burp, concern?
See your doctor: These symptoms need to be evaluated by your doctor. Only he/she can put things into perspective and give you the answers you deserve. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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