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