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How does the hydrochloric acid in your stomach not burn you?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Protection

The stomach has several layers of protection against the acid made in the stomach.
Some of these layers of protection can be reduced from medications (nsaids) or infections (h pylori) which can lead to ulcers.

In brief: Protection

The stomach has several layers of protection against the acid made in the stomach.
Some of these layers of protection can be reduced from medications (nsaids) or infections (h pylori) which can lead to ulcers.
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