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What fruit or medication can treat too much stomach acid?

What fruit or medication can treat too much stomach acid?

OTC antacids : Prescription drugs- zantac tagamet Omeprazole Nexium etc would help reduce the acidity. Apples , bananas most veggies , egg white, low fat cheese etc could neutralize acidity . Avoid spicy foods, caffeine , soda , alcohol, lemon / oranges etc check link below for more info, . ...Read more

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Why could I take 20 Betaine HCL pills and feel no burning? I recently got diagnosed with gastritis with erosion, is it too much stomach acid?

Why could I take 20 Betaine HCL pills and feel no burning? I recently got diagnosed with gastritis with erosion, is it too much stomach acid?

Why did you take?: Betaine hydrochloride has an interesting history. Betaine hydrochloride used to be included in over-the-counter (OTC) products as a “stomach acidifier and digestive aid.” But a federal law that went into effect in 1993 banned betaine hydrochloride from use in OTC products because there wasn’t enough evidence to classify it “generally recognized as safe and effective.” Why were you taking 20? ...Read more

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Have occasional GERD symptoms- nausea, need to burp to get relief. How do I tell if i have too little OR to much stomach acid?

Have occasional GERD symptoms- nausea, need to burp to get relief. How do I tell if i have too little OR to much stomach acid?

Bloating,gas: Phil Thorek, a famous surgeon once wrote the 7 "Fs" of gallbladder disease: fair, fat, female, forty, fertile, flabby and flatulent ( gassy)- I suggest an abdominal ultrasound for gallbladder disease and a physical exam with blood evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low stomach acid? Is it a real problem for your body? Could it be from 7 years of Prilosec everyday?

What are the symptoms of low stomach acid? Is it a real problem for your body? Could it be from 7 years of Prilosec everyday?

Prilosec can cause: Low stomach acid- when it was first introduced there was a warning about length of time it should be used. There are other warnings now- ck with your pcp. ...Read more

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I heard drinking too much coffee is bad for the stomach, because it adds too much to gastric acid.?

I heard drinking too much coffee is bad for the stomach, because it adds too much to gastric acid.?

It can be.: Yes, there's a change in the acid, but for most people the change is not enough to make a noticable difference. And if there is a difference noticed, choose a different beverage. ...Read more

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How does excess stomach acid cause indigestion? I thought HCl causes the activation of digestive enzymes. Why is too much a bad thing?

How does excess stomach acid cause indigestion? I thought HCl causes the activation of digestive enzymes. Why is too much a bad thing?

Indigestion: Too much or too little stomach acid can lead to indigestion. If too much the excess acidity can directly lead to symptoms, however too little stomach acid can lead to decreased digestion of food, which then is digested further by bacteria in GI track which results in the production of gas which causes indigestion. Most people probably have too little acid not too much. ...Read more

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What sort of foods and drinks help with healing scars caused by stomach acid? My doctor diagnosed me of antral gastritis & symptoms show for A. reflux

What sort of foods and drinks help with healing scars caused by stomach acid? My doctor diagnosed me of antral gastritis & symptoms show for A. reflux

Great question!: You likely will need more than just diet manipulation if damage is ongoing or unresolved and, from your medication list, I see your are indeed already taking acid blocker drugs. To address your question in greater depth, please refer to the many excellent HealthTap answers on the subjects of GERD and Gastritis. ...Read more

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Wore pants were too tight on waist 4 a day, now having indigestion ,pressure in stomach acid reflux after I eat will it go away? Symptoms for 2 days.

Wore pants were too tight on waist 4 a day, now having indigestion ,pressure in stomach acid reflux after I eat will it go away? Symptoms for 2 days.

Unlikely : It is unlikely that the pants are still causing the problem. Check with your doctor since something else may well be going on. Hope you feel better soon. The holidays aren't a good time to be sick. ...Read more

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Is having to take a stomach acid pill daily excessive or is there something more going on?

Is having to take a stomach acid pill daily excessive or is there something more going on?

REFLUX: If you need acid suppression daily you should see your gastroenterologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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