Did Betaine HCL supplementation help? Let me know in the comments section. That’s why I want to urge you to test for low stomach acid. It is cheap and easy to get a good indication if you need to invest further into this potential health problem. Bloating and farting following a meal could be explained by several problems.
But, excess stomach acid can cause uncomfortable symptoms, pain, and even severe health problems. The most common symptom is heartburn (a.k.a. gastroesophageal reflux), which occurs when stomach acid leaks into the esophagus. Frequent heartburn suggests gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can damage the esophagus and throat.
How To Increase Stomach Acid Levels
I took one with a smoothies that contained nuts, then at lunch took one with a tofu and kale dish – and thought it was a miracle that my stomach remained completely flat after the meal. But I did feel a little bit warm and also somewhat tired, which surprised me because I thought since the protein got digested apparently so easily, I should be full of energy. Then at dinner I took two, because the first worked so well for digestion, and I dismissed my warmness and tiredness. The next day I wake up before my usual time with a horrid headache.
Continue to test your HCL levels and follow the dosage instructions in the article, as I think you will find help in this. Continue to work with a practitioner who you can trust and that will help oversee your health decisions.
Is this true? I’m thinking that if it is true and I have confirmation from experts like yourselves, supplementing with those may give my body what it’s missing so it can start creating it’s own HCL again. I’m also thinking an SCD diet would be the right way to go for me as well so I’m going to give it a try. Thanks again.
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Your blog mentions to be aware of burning in the ‘stomach’ as a signal that either one does not need to supplement with hcl or that one has ‘hit their limit’ and needs to taper back one pill with the next meal, but you don’t mention about burning in the throat/esophagus. Fast forward to today, my GERD is unbearable and my UC is back (mucus). My problem is this…I know I need to go back to a 100% protein diet for a few weeks to clear up this mucus and then slowly add in the few veggies I could tolerate, BUT protein gives me horrible acid reflux.
I have over the last 3 or 4 years had failing digestive health which I believe contributed to the cancer. I am cancer free now but my gut is in worst health ever. I eat a whole foods diet, very little meat, gluten free and dairy free. For about the past 6-8 months I have this fume or gas feeling creeping up my throat.
Sorry this post turned into a book, but wanted to share my story, and hopefully get you imput on the HCL . That’s so amazing Debbie, I couldn’t be happier for you.
The Heidelberg Stomach Acid Test
If it makes your symptoms worse, then you may have too much stomach acid. I was treated to a homemade chocolate experience that included a flight of chocolate, sipping chocolate and truffles that woke me up with a massive acid reflux attach and left me burping for 2 months. Thank you for doing more than my doctor to find my problem. I’ll never know if I had low acid when I went into to my Doctor, but either way, I got worse on acid blockers and needed another solution. After reading this article and a week of apple cider vinegar and digestive enzymes, I have gone from a burp time of more than 6 min to less than 4.