I had a heavier dinner (more meat) for dinner and took another. I didn’t notice any burning this time and generally felt ok. I did have quite a few burps and gas which normally get trapped. Hi Steve – I would really appreciate some advice.
Spicy foods, foods that have a lot of acid (like tomatoes and oranges), and coffee can make dyspepsia worse in some people. If your symptoms are worse after you eat a certain food, you may want to stop eating that food to see if your symptoms get better. Because the intestines are obstructed, gas can build up and cause burping. Other symptoms of a bowel obstruction include severe cramping, vomiting, loud bowel sounds, bloating, and constipation.
Acid reflux often causes dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, according to the Mayo Clinic. “Chronic acid reflux can cause narrowing of your esophagus, making swallowing of both liquids and solids difficult,” Tsuda says.
Therefore, it is unlikely that any one medication can be effective in all-even most-patients with indigestion, even patients with similar symptoms. This inconsistent effectiveness makes the testing of drugs particularly difficult. Indeed, it can easily result in drug trials that demonstrate no efficacy (usefulness) when, in fact, the drug is helping a subgroup of patients.
I currently take about 6-8 HCL per meal and 1 with Fish Oil twice a day….the other night I took 6 HCL with my meal and then took 2-3 more when I had another piece of meat. It never seems to burn my stomach at all so am believing that my stomach acid is depleted. I was told 20+ years ago that I had low HCL but stopped them after a couple of years. I think I did more damage. Now I have some parasites and had hookworm last year.
However, after I told him my symptoms and what I have done, he said the test is unnecessary since I have already proven that it is low stomach acid. He gave me enzymes and said to keep taking the HCL, which I have been doing after every meal as required. I think the low stomach acid hypothesis may be explained by a hernia disrupting normal digestion in the stomach…large meals or distended stomachs may be too dilute to cope with that amount of food.
Sometimes, you might even burp several hours after eating and taste ruminations of your meal. This is a strong indicator that the food is still in your stomach when it should be in your small intestine.
People who believe that they are burping more because of their diet or way of eating may find it helpful to keep a diary detailing what and how they are eating and drinking.
Theres so many different opinions about what could cure acid reflux – my doctor only seams to know surgery or PPI’s, apple cider vinegar seams to be another popular aid, so it is difficult to really decide what to do. I have been suffering with Acid Reflux for around 10 years, I am now 34 years old and to be honest got a little fed up with doctors not really helping me to fix the cause, I have been on various doses of Lansoprazole over the 10 years – and ended up having an endoscopy earlier this year, after reading many different stories on the internet I am starting to think that I have low stomach acid.
Tried another ppi that wasn’t as bad but still never felt great on it and had headaches. Finally got off the suppressor type meds and tried the hcl. After 3 days the bloating after meals was much better. The reflux and breathing is much better also.
It begins behind the breastbone and moves up to the neck and throat. It can last as long as 2 hours. It is often worse after eating.
Enzymes used to literally stop it in its tracks before I became intolerant to them. I seem to get fevers after eating and headaches every time. Also I have sinus infections all the time. I have not eaten gluten nor dairy for 7 years.
Stomach ache or back pain are usually not symptoms of indigestion. If you have those you might be constipated. Excessive belching, passing gas and bloating often resolve on their own or with simple changes.