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Hot sauce and spicy food give me stomach cramps. Is that common?

Hot sauce and spicy food give me stomach cramps. Is that common?

Individual variation: Different people do react differently to various foods. It would be prudent to avoid foods that give you trouble rather than taking medication to counteract the undesirable effects of some foods. ...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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Acid is released in stomach soon after eating on empty stomach. Does stomach also release acid upon drinking only water on empty stomach?

Acid is released in stomach soon after eating on empty stomach. Does stomach also release acid upon drinking only water on empty stomach?

Can not control it: Acid is made in the stomach all the time. So do not worry about the effects of drinking/eating food. This is a physiological function which you can not control . The only thing that can stop it are antacids which can shut off the production of acid in people who have acid related symptoms like Heart burn from Acid reflux. Tell us more about your problem...what are you trying to do to your acidity? ...Read more

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What is in stomach acid?

What is in stomach acid?

Stomach acid: Is generally hydrochloric acid with some buffers mixed in. Additionally there is some mucous present as well. ...Read more

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Do Tums (calcium carbonate) cause indigestion due to lowering stomach pH ? Does this stop the release of enzymes in the small intestine b/c thechyme isn't acidic enough?

Do Tums (calcium carbonate) cause indigestion due to lowering stomach pH ?  Does this stop the release of enzymes in the small intestine b/c thechyme isn't acidic enough?

Not that way: Tums (calcium carbonate) act as antacid (for the acid already made), and will raise stomach ph. Small intestine is alkaline not acidic. Tums can cause constipation (all calcium supps can), gassiness, bloat, calcium carbonate can increase risk for kidney stones (calcium citrate won't-as much). Calcium also stimulates stomach to produce more acid. ...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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Vomiting clear liquid in the morning, could it be stomach acid?

Vomiting clear liquid in the morning, could it be stomach acid?

Yes.: Unless there is an obstruction in the esophagus, vomit will always contain stomach contents and therefore stomach acid. Should taste pretty sour and corrosive. ...Read more

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Stomach ache after eating anything, largge or small. Thirsty. What is wrong? Drinking water and tea and taking Tums (calcium carbonate)

Stomach ache after eating anything, largge or small. Thirsty. What is wrong? Drinking water and tea and taking Tums (calcium carbonate)

Depends: This can be a GI infection, gallbladder problem, ulcer, reflux, or something more sinister: such as low blood flow to the stomach or heart attack. It depends on your age and history. See a doctor. You may need an ultrasound or egd. ...Read more

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What is the reaction with antacids and hydrochloric acid in the stomach?

Depends on drug: Some drugs neutralize acid, e.g. Maalox; others such as Nexium (esomeprazole) inhibit production of gastric acid. ...Read more

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Is bile the same as stomach acid when a person has the dry heaves or stomach acid?

Is bile the same as stomach acid when a person has the  dry heaves or stomach acid?

No, different source: Bile is a fluid produced in the biliary tree in the liver, whereas stomach acid is the fluid produced in your stomach to assist with digestion. Dry heaves can be elicited by both acid reflux as well as gallbladder disease. Bile has a bitter taste while acid reflux is sour or acid. In any case get evaluated by your doctor to determine the source of your symptoms ...Read more

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Lingering pain in the stomach? It is especially strong in the morning, and if i eat or drink anything acidic.

Lingering pain in the stomach?  It is especially strong in the morning, and if i eat or drink anything acidic.

Sounds like excess: Acid in stomach, which caused inflammation, or gastritis. Try otc Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) as directed, take before bedtime and see what happens. If it persists, it could be ulcer or gallbladder problem, so you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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Drinking olive oil on empty stomach in the morning is it helpful for constipation and acidity related problems?

Drinking olive oil on empty stomach in the morning is it helpful for constipation and acidity related problems?

No: It does absolutely nothing except increase your fat. Drink more water and balance your diet. That will fix your constipation. If heartburn or stomach discomfort is your problem, see a doctor to rule out medical causes. Also lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce alcohol intake if any of these apply to you. ...Read more

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On depakote. No more GI pain. Have orange-red fecal liquid and grease in stool. Big mouth ulcer. Is it nutrient absorption related?

On depakote.  No more GI pain.  Have orange-red fecal liquid and grease in stool.  Big mouth ulcer. Is it nutrient absorption related?

Insufficient bile: Usually, when there are problems with the gall bladder or liver, insufficient bile excretion may lead to fatty stools. Food may pass through without being adequately digested. Inflammatory bowel conditions, such as ulcerative colitis , may be associated with oily , greasy or bloody stools, which may appear orange in color. It is important to make sure that there is no blood in the stools. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is there any problem in drinking milk in breakfast with empty stomach?

Is there any problem in drinking milk in breakfast with empty stomach?

No: No problem at all unless you have some type of allergy or intolerance to milk. Very nutritious and good source of calcium, so keeps your bones strong. ...Read more

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Burped up bile -bright gold . Hida 7%. Is this gallbladder . Nausea with eating coneyicecream with chocolate pasta . Pain heartburn into fullness?

Burped up bile   -bright gold . Hida 7%. Is this gallbladder .  Nausea with eating coneyicecream with chocolate  pasta . Pain  heartburn into fullness?

HIDA CCK ejection: Fraction of 7% is abnormally low, indicating biliary dyskinesia. Your symptoms when eating high fat food (ice cream) is also a symptom of gallbladder disease. Please discuss with your doctor regarding any further workup or consultation to decide on appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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