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Is the the stomach more or less acidic after a meal? The stomach makes acid to aid digestion, but then food buffers acid. I'm confused.

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine

In brief: Good question

The acidity is maximum as you start eating, when all the acid pumps are triggered by smell of food, chewing, etc.
Food may or may not buffer the acid, based on the food acidity. The acid pumps are then turned down as the stomach fills up. In other words the acidity is max when we start eating and minimum after a meal. Or it should be.

In brief: Good question

The acidity is maximum as you start eating, when all the acid pumps are triggered by smell of food, chewing, etc.
Food may or may not buffer the acid, based on the food acidity. The acid pumps are then turned down as the stomach fills up. In other words the acidity is max when we start eating and minimum after a meal. Or it should be.
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