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Doctor insights on: Over Production Of Stomach Acid

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Can stress affect the amount of stomach acid production?

Can stress affect the amount of stomach acid production?

Some stress, yes: In some kinds of stress (not all), there can be hypersecretion of stomach acid. For instance, in ICU patients with major burns and cranial trauma, endoscopy shows the incidence of acute gastric mucosal abnormalities is >75%. This can come from both increased gastrin secretion leading to acid production, and impaired mucus protection in the stomach. Some stress can also decrease stomach acid. ...Read more

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Can stomach acid production be reduced naturally over time?

Can stomach acid production be reduced naturally over time?

Healthy lifestyle.: 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 products help. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux causes by excess acid or lack of acid ?

Is acid reflux causes by excess acid or lack of acid ?

Neither: Reflux is caused when the acidic stomach contents backwash up the swallowing tube. It is common & the equivalent of a super wet burp.It is aggravated by infants pattern of filling up and laying down, where gravity is not available to help keep the feeds down. If it produces symptoms, acid reducers are often used to make the backwash less irritating. ...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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Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Yes: Yes pepsin and other enzymes called proteases are activated by the acid in the stomach . The proteases break apart the Amino Acid links within the chain that makes a protein. The freed Amino Acids are then absorbed by the small intestines. Some small chains of Amino Acids are also broken down in the small intestine or absorbed directly. ...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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Does a lot of gastric acid travel into the esophagus during heartburn?

Does a lot of gastric acid travel into the esophagus during heartburn?

Not usually: Hearburn can be due a little acid, and a lot of stomach content, or sometimes due to no acid at all. It is due to sensitivity to backflow of stomach content into an area not designed to deal with it. ...Read more

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Is nausea after eating fatty food one of the symptoms of a low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)?

Is nausea after eating fatty food one of the symptoms of a low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)?

Gall bladder more: Likely. Symptoms after taking fatty food are usually an indication of gall bladder or biliary tract disorder. ...Read more

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

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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Have gastritis, acid reflux, bile in stomach, delayed digestive, no gallbladder.A feeling of hunger after eatn, pain near liver tired of pills help?

Have gastritis, acid reflux, bile in stomach, delayed digestive, no gallbladder.A feeling of hunger after eatn, pain near liver tired of pills    help?

May not be related: Some develop intractable bile gastritis with or with out gb , bile instead of going down takes wrong way and stays in stomach. You need work up, antacids , h2 blockers, protan inhibitors may help you, in some cases may need roux 'n" y type of surgery, speak to your dr may do wok up , find and solve your problem. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

No: Gastritis can be caused by either increased acid production or a breakdown of the barrier lining if the stomach, but not the other way around. This may be caused by the bacteria h. Pylon. Gerd is a problem with too much stomach contents going he wrong way up in to the esophagus causing heartburn and regurgitation. See a gastroenterologist or your primary care provider or more info. ...Read more

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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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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