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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Too Much Stomach Acid

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If a person has too much stomach acid what can a person take or do?

If a person has too much stomach acid what can a person take or do?

Acid: Antacids for temporary relief, then schedule appointment to see your family doctor for further treatment. ...Read more

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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 (esomeprazole) 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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Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?

Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?

No: The most important aspect is reducing gerd symptoms to reduce the chronic esophagitis causing the barrett's changes that increase risk of esophageal cancer. Some patients need 20 mg others need 40 mg omeprazole. Every patient is different. It won't interfere with digestion. ...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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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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What are the symptom differences between low and excess stomach acid?How to identify/differentiate which one actually the problem for someone?

What are the symptom differences between low and excess stomach acid?How to identify/differentiate which one actually the problem for someone?

Low is rare: to much acid or GERD causes "heartburn" low acid is very rare usually stomach nt involved in digestion so I am nt sure about about to little acid Dnt know if that even exists ...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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Is it possible for histamine to manifest itself only in the digestive system - ie have a histamine-driven high stomach acid but not have other symptom?

Is it possible for histamine to manifest itself only in the digestive system - ie have a histamine-driven high stomach acid but not have other symptom?

Possible: HIstamine level may only be elevated in one organ and not another and thus the answer is yes. Having said that, you will need to find out the cause for the high acid production since histamine is just one of the players causing acid production. ...Read more