HI Gary, it’s likely that low stomach acid is playign a role to some degree – whether indirect or direct. We’d suggest testing it out as the article explains and then supplementing if necessary. Hi Courteny – It could still be. Go ahead and perform the baking soda test for 3 mornings in a row to get a better judgement. You can also perform the HCL challenge test, as this is more accurate.
Then the burping and not being able to process proteins and dairy began and everytime i would eat either one of those i would burp. My doctor put me on acid reflux meds and that just made the burping worse i burped more often and sometimes after eating i would burp up my food. So i decided to try having soups for lunch and supper for about 2 months and it ended up blocking me up so i had to stop that.
I did ask her if it could possibly be low stomach acid, and straightaway she discounted it. So she put me on Lansoprozale, and I took this for a month, and it really helpd with the stomach problems and the vertigo and dizziness virtually disappeared. However, round about the third week I sarted getting vauge pains in my arms and back, and somedays it was even an effort to put one leg in front of the other, so I stopped the Lansoprozale and the pains went away. Then, of course, the stomach problems and dizziness came bck.
With a hiatal hernia will the same treatments work that do for typical low stomach acid? My doc has me on dexilant and when I don’t take the drug my nausea is even worse. I tried stopping it and sticking to SCD, but the nausea came back even worse and had to use the med again.
Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You – by Jonathan Wright (Paperback)
If you use HCL for a few months and see little to no improvement in your stomach acid and digestion (i.e. you can’t lower the amount of HCL you need) then it is time to start looking at a potential root cause for your low stomach acid like an infection. I was diagnosed with gastritis, esophagitis and GERD in April. I tested positive for SIBO in September. I also now have histamine intolerance/mcas. I was on PPIs and high live culture probiotics from February until July (I believe this caused my SIBO).
My first year as Principal, I came down with what my doc says is the worst Epstein-Barr titers he had ever seen, 20,000. Not once did I know low stomach acid could have been the culprit. From that point on I have had lowered immunity, have fibro, chronic fatigue, etc, etc. This morning I did the acid test, ten minutes after the baking soda, still nothing.
illness. Since 1976 Dr. Wright has accumulated a database of over 50,000 research papers about diet, vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and other natural substances from which he has developed non-patent medicine (non-“drug”) treatments for health problems. Dr. Wright has taught natural biochemical medical treatments since 1983 to thousands of physicians in the USA, Europe, and Japan. Having too much stomach acid, a condition known as hyperchlorhydria, is actually rare, seen in cases such as Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES), where tumors in your pancreas produce excessive amounts of gastrin, which leads to excessive stomach acid and thereby causes stomach ulcers. HCl production declines significantly with age, and GERD onset presents on average at age 50, another fact suggesting that GERD is due to hypochlohydria.
And its a constant cycle of eating multiple times, taking enzymes with my meals, and feeling full all the time in my stomach, but constantly hungry. I tried taking Betaine HCL with a meal and I only took 1 tablet.
I am not sure if taking HCL supplement helps. Drs. said no, but offer no alternatives.
Thanks. Butyrex is used to help a subset of autistics fight elevated ammonia.
Then treat the cause, not the symptom, of indigestion, reflux, GERD, which is primarily a case of inadequate stomach acid. Three centuries of medical evidence linking asthma to low stomach acid. Too many people are being misdiagnosed, inadequately tested, and given the wrong treatment for their disease. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is an important gastric secretion that enables the body to break down proteins, activate important enzymes and hormones, and protect against bacterial overgrowth in the gut. Achlorhydria (the complete absence of stomach acid) and hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) are common digestive problems.
If I was you I would test something to raise my stomach acid levels. @Bet – Thanks so much for sharing your story. It’s going to help so many people.