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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 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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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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Can low stomach acid cause hair thinning or even loss? How do I know if I have low or excess stomach acid?because I feel like I have the symptoms!

Can low stomach acid cause hair thinning or even loss? How do I know if I have low or excess stomach acid?because I feel like I have the symptoms!

No: Low or High are "useless terms" and hair loss is in no way connected with either! Symptoms of so called "hyperacidity (eg heartburn, stomach pain) are NOT due to "the amount" of acid but the GI tracts "sensitivity" towards it! Speak with your Primary Care Provider about your symptoms! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more