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Doctor insights on: How Much Acid Is In Your Stomach

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I'd really like to know how much stomach acid is in the stomach?

I'd really like to know how much stomach acid is in the stomach?

Stomach acid: About 700 ml from a meal. For more info go to http://www.Madsci.Org/posts/archives/2000-01/946931069.Bc.R.Html. ...Read more

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How does the hydrochloric acid in your stomach not burn you?

How does the hydrochloric acid in your stomach not burn you?

Protection: The stomach has several layers of protection against the acid made in the stomach. Some of these layers of protection can be reduced from medications (nsaids) or infections (h pylori) which can lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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How to heal too much acid in stomach?

How to heal too much acid in stomach?

Not sure it's acid: Heartburn is a symptom that develops when stomach contents reflux into esophagus. Acid is a common cause of heartburn, but alkali, bile, regurgitated caustic ingestion, medications, food, pepsin, etc. Are all non-acid substances that can also irritate the esophagus ; cause a "heartburn"-like presentation. Consider also delayed stomach emptying, stomach outlet narrowing, esophageal dysmotilities. ...Read more

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Can having to much acid in the stomach cause your stomach to growl?

Can having to much acid in the stomach cause your stomach to growl?

Hard to tell: Stomachs can "growl" regardless of the amount of acid in the stomach. If there are new symptoms such as reflux of stomach contents up the esophagus, stomach pains, too much "growling", getting abdominal bloating, changes in stool (too constipated or too loose), one's primary care doctor can evaluate to be sure there is not a medical problem going on. ...Read more

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How strong is the acid in acid-reflux?

How strong is the acid in acid-reflux?

Strong: The stomach acid is strong. It is mostly hydrochloric acid and potassium and sodium chloride. It has a ph of 1.5 to 3.5. ...Read more

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How much can you lower the pH of your urine by eating only acid-forming foods, and how long does it take?

How much can you lower the pH of your urine by eating only acid-forming foods, and how long does it take?

It is complicated: The pH of your urine is complicated. Diet high in animal fat tend to lower urine pH but urine volume and other factors such as kidney function and respiratory status also have an effect. ...Read more

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When is stomach pH highest and why is it recommended to take nsaids with food if food in stomach actually triggers acid production? Thanks!

When is stomach pH highest and why is it recommended to take nsaids with food if food in stomach actually triggers acid production?    Thanks!

Gastric pH: Remember now on the pH scale, low pH is more acid, high pH is more alkaline. Your stomach is always an acidic environment but when more gastric fluid contents are elaborated the pH may be lower. When it is recommended to take medicine with food it is because it coats your stomach and can protect from the direct interaction of dissolved pharmaceuticals with the gastric mucosa. Talk w/pharmacist plz ...Read more

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How much of a migraine does it take to severely upset your stomach?

How much of a migraine does it take to severely upset your stomach?

Variable : Migraine headaches often are associated with nausea and/or vomiting. Once the stomach is upset, it is difficult to get relief from oral meds. If a migraine begins, it is best to take a triptan within the first 30-60 min so it gets absorbed. A nasal spray may work better if nausea and vomiting are present. ...Read more

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How long does the stomach take to empty excess acid from a meal?

How long does the stomach take to empty excess acid from a meal?

Stomach emptying: Most people's stomachs empty at the rate of 1-2 hours after liquids, 3-6 hours after solids. Carbohydrates ; proteins exit faster than fats. Large meals take longer to empty than frequent grazing on small low fat meals. ...Read more

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Is the the stomach more or less acidic after a meal? The stomach makes acid to aid digestion, but then food buffers acid. I'm confused.

Is the the stomach more or less acidic after a meal? The stomach makes acid to aid digestion, but then food buffers acid. I'm confused.

Good question: The acidity is maximum as you start eating, when all the acid pumps are triggered by smell of food, chewing, etc. Food may or may not buffer the acid, based on the food acidity. The acid pumps are then turned down as the stomach fills up. In other words the acidity is max when we start eating and minimum after a meal. Or it should be. ...Read more

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How can lactic acid play a role in your health and why is it painful?

How can  lactic acid play a role in your health and why is it painful?

Change : Changes the environment of the muscle fiber. So dysfunction occurs because of cumulation/ slow clearing of lactic acid. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomach's pH and this causes the enzyme?

Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomach's pH and this causes the enzyme?

Can you clarify?: The stomach ordinarily produces HCl lowering the pH and it is at this pH that the stomach enzymes work best. Further down, other enzymes are present that work at neutral pH. The stomach's acidity is largely about removing calcium from bits of bone. Does this answer your question? Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is gastritis caused by to much or to little stomach acid?

Is gastritis caused by to much or to little stomach acid?

Neither: Gastritis is a condition in which the stomach is irritated or inflamed due to erosion of the lining. Various causes include stress, infection, use of anti-inflammatory medications, chronic vomiting, excess alcohol use, and bile reflux. Bile is the digestive substance made by the liver. Acid reflux is backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. Often hard to distinguish because of overlap. ...Read more