Stomach Acid and Stress. It’s Not What You Think.

The effects of not absorbing nutrients can be a chapter in itself. Just think of one example of not being able to absorb calcium.

Thanks so much for your response. I have spent one small fortune on my health in the last eleven years. Not once did anyone mention low stomach acid. I can distinctly remember the year I started living on acid reducers, 2001. I was a overworked middle school counselor, writing major grants, and putting out any and every “fire” that came my way.

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After a long round of antibiotics. I have tried everything under the sun. My stomach burns bad! I bought dgl it burns my stomach, I bought aloe vera also burns. Carafate isn’t working much.

There are a few ways to explore this. Many of us know acid related indigestion, heartburn or dyspepsia from first-hand experience. The assumption is that there is always too much acid in the stomach. The adverts with the cartoon firemen soothing away the burning fire in our guts only reinforce that heartburn equals too much acid.

It’s what we call GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. After you swallow food, it makes its way down the esophagus and into the stomach, where a ring of muscle, called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), closes to keep the food in. But sometimes the LES is weak or doesn’t properly close, allowing stomach acid to backup, which irritates the lining of the esophagus. That’s acid reflux, or heartburn. For anyone who suffers from acid reflux, chronic heartburn or GERD, giving colonics a try can be a huge benefit.

Because I read that to some people it causes them pain. I have alot of gut problems. I get yeast infections all the time and when I take probiotics I get really really sick to were sometimes I feel like they get stuck in my stomach like I can’t digest them and sometimes I can’t digest even regular foods.

  • It may seem like there is too much HCL acid because of heartburn, sour stomach, or overall stomach upset, nausea, and pain, but having too little stomach acid can cause exactly the same symptoms as too much acid.
  • A burning pain in your chest could be acid reflux or another condition called GERD.
  • Hey I know that I have low stomach acid.
  • Whenever I suffer from excess stomach acidity I press some cabbage juice.

Yeast overgrowth causes weight gain – low stomach acid contributes to yeast overgrowth. At this point I have really lost hope on DR’s and going through the internet to see what could be the problem.

Some of them have stopped eating meat or gone vegan. But this isn’t necessarily the meat that is causing the distress, it can be a symptom of low stomach acid. That’s a lot of symptoms! And many of them are – at their core – caused by poor nutrient absorption.

Betaine HCl should not be taken by anyone who has ulcers, gastric inflammation, and/or is on medications, especially anti-inflammatory medication (e.g. corticosteroids, aspirin, ibuprofen, or other NSAIDs). In general, we recommend herbal digestive bitters over Betaine HCl.

By eating more protein you would need stronger acid levels and more pepsin to break it down. Which doesn’t appear to be happening because you report more heartburn symptoms. That would indicate to me that your food is sitting in your stomach even longer, fermenting, raising IAP and possibly causing your problems. If I was you I would test something to raise my stomach acid levels.

high stomach acid vs low
high stomach acid vs low

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