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Would stress low stomach acid?

Would stress low stomach acid?

No: Usually stress is associated witha decrease in the stomach ph and an increase in acid production. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Stomach acid reflux and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Stomach acid reflux  and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Chicken or egg?: Could be, however in some cases reflux may trigger anxiety. See your doctor to be sure you get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Yes: Yes. Give them a try. But only take them after you have several bites of food eaten, else the hcl may release against your stomach and cause you discomfort. ...Read more

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Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Dietary changes: An alteration of intestinal motility or bacteria. Dietary factors, such as an increased intake of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, indigestible starches in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and carbonated beverages. Products such as pork, upon digestion, may release trace concentrations of malodorous gases. Psychological factors. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux, lower stomach cramps, headache be preeclampsia?

Can acid reflux, lower stomach cramps, headache be preeclampsia?

Unlikely: Preeclampsia, the state before eclampsia, which is seizures in pregnancy, is diagnosed as mild or severe. Mild depends soley on bp, greater than 140/90, or not pre-existing before 20 weeks, and proteinuria. Severe needs the mild conditions, then adds either a higher bp, more protein, visual changes, and headache, with a few others, but elevated BP is required. ...Read more

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Could someone explain how low hydrochloric acid in stomach causes heartburn?

Could someone explain how low hydrochloric acid in stomach causes heartburn?

Non-acid Heartburn: 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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Are there any foods and/or drinks that neutralize stomach acid when one has high stomach acid levels?

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

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Can stomach acid cause diareha?

Can stomach acid cause diareha?

No: stomach acid is a normal secretion of the body, which aids in digesting food. It does not cause diarrhea. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can h. Pyloric bacteria increase acid in stomach?

Can h. Pyloric bacteria increase acid in stomach?

H. pylori: H. Pylori can more importantly cause ulcers and even cancer of the stomach. Once identified it needs to be treated. Possible role for upper endoscopy (egd). Advise to be seen by a gastroenterologist (gi). Feel free to visit www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause lower stomach cramps or just upper stomach?

Can acid reflux cause lower stomach cramps or just upper stomach?

Upper: Other issues would cause lower abdominal cramps. Acid reflux (unless due to a rare tumor/glandular condition) would cause upper GI symptoms. ...Read more

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What is constant upper stomach tightness with a lot of belching & low blood sugar? Low or high stomach acid?

What is constant upper stomach tightness with a lot of belching & low blood sugar? Low or high stomach acid?

Reflux?: You likely have reflux which may or may not be acidic although suppressing the acid often helps a hiatal hernia may also be a problem. See doctor. ...Read more

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Can excess stomach acid cause diarrhoea?

Can excess stomach acid cause diarrhoea?

Gastrinoma: Yes, diarrhea is anticipated in a condition called zollinger-ellison syndrome, in which excessive acid production by a gastrinoma tumor promotes diarrhea by a number of mechanisms. In the average person with acid indigestion without an associated gastrinoma, the answer is however no. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...Read more

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How can one lower stomach acid level?

How can one lower stomach acid level?

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

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Can low stomach acid cause acquired fructose intolerance?

Can low stomach acid cause acquired fructose intolerance?

No.: Carb intolerances are from the intestinal enzyme deficiencies, not low stomach acid. ...Read more

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Can a stomach virus cause acid reflux?

Can a stomach virus cause acid reflux?

Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria can cause reflux issues. Probiotics as well as otc medications for reflux can be helpful. If symptoms last more than 2 wks, see your family physician. ...Read more

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Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

It depends: There are a few surgical options for wt loss and a few are actually very effective in reducing gerd symptoms. I do have patients who report more gerd sx after lap band but usually improves with dietary modification. Sometimes band adjustments are helpful for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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