Yeah, I know I have low stomach acid. @[email protected] I have tried apple cider vinegar, I think it’s an excellent overall tonic, and helps stomach upset too, but just not as effective as the Betaine Hcl pills. Hypothyroidism can also cause weight gain in the form of edema. I once watched a television show where they were, well, to be honest making a freak show out of obese people. there was one woman who was around 600 pounds, and they were trying to put her on a low calorie diet, and she wouldn’t lose weight.
This decreases the amount of stomach acid that splashes back into the esophagus. Prescription-strength acid blockers. In prescription strength (usually higher doses), Zantac, Tagamet, Pepcid, and Axid can generally relieve heartburn and treat GERD.
I take HCL with pepsin when. I eat protein meals. I wish I wasn’t nauseated all the time. The dr. took biopsies from the duodenum and I have low disaccharide levels and lactose level is 0, but no celiac disease.
My symptoms are every day. I tried lanzoprozol for excess acid but they did not help. The doctors don’t know what it is. I don’t know if it’s my acid levels. I had my gall bladder removed several years ago.
By stopping the action of the pump, acid secretion into the stomach is stopped. Side effects when taking H2 blockers are rare. Most people tolerate H2 blockers well when they are taken as directed.
When they try to go up in the dose of prevacid or etc. it seems to aggrivate my condition more. I can have burning when I’ve just drank water or just sitting in a wrong position or etc. It goes and comes sometimes I don’t even have to take anything extra it goes away.
However, that’s an average, meaning many people take more and many people take less. We recommend people start by taking the smallest dose and work up with each meal until they feel the “warm” sensation in their stomach or notice symptom improvement.
- I have had gastritis on a few occasions.
- Vinegar may interact with other medications you are taking at the same time.
- They contain highly alkaline substances that reduce the acidity in the stomach and esophagus.
- Rather than complain, I tried taking a single 20mg dose per day instead of the 40mg.
- I’m a firm believer my symptoms are due to medication I was on for 8yrs for asthma, slo bid, which I believe to be a steroid.
- Calcium Carbonate [CaCO3] – Calcium Carbonate (chalk) is the most potent usable antacid.
Thanks arletta I am quite sure I am suffering from law stomach acid but whenever I take Apple cider ( one spoon in water) before meal I feel burning sensation in stomach and chest on second day and on third day it becomes pain in chest . I am not able to gauge what causing this problem .
Equaling, of course, weight gain. Low stomach acid can cause allergic reaction in foods, which, for some people clear up once they can properly digest those foods.
It wasn’t like a regular cough, so I stopped the Lansoprozale again and the cough has improved, though not gone away entirely. For the same person above if they take 5 pills they are likely to keep experiencing acid reflux pains but not deep abdomen (stomach location) pains.
See your doctor if your acid reflux lasts more than two weeks. Your doctor may recommend using other medications like H2 blockers or PPIs to decrease stomach acid production. Fans of apple cider vinegar theorize that heartburn occurs because there isn’t enough stomach acid. They think taking apple cider vinegar brings the stomach acid level up, allowing the stomach to digest food properly and causing heartburn to subside. However, this is the opposite of what medical experts believe.
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. On the other hand, eating well cooked veggies and smoothies gives me no reflux, and it’s nice to not have that constant burning in my throat, but my colon can’t handle these veggies right now. I do not know what to eat. I seem to have the same problem you do.
Amazingly my clothes are starting to fit again after only one weak and I only suffered discomfort for a coupe of days. I feel that my bowel is being cleared out as if I have had a real detox. I am going to try to reduce the 20mg dose further for a couple of weeks before trying the HCL with pepsin. I strongly suspect that low stomach acid has been causing me many health problems recently including fatigue, I want to come off the PPI’s completely and hopefully live a normal healthy life. I will be buying some apple cider vinegar along with HCL tablets tomorrow but I understand that lemon juice in water first thing in the morning also helps.
My stomach only seems to hurt when I’m hungry, it’s definitely not just hunger as I’m eating the same amount I always have. Taking Now Super Enzymes (has 200mg Betaine HCL per pill) mid-meal seem to alleviate the symptoms somewhat but not 100%. My doctor said I have IBS but I find it kind of strange that all of a sudden I’ve become intolerant to many foods I’ve eaten all my life and I’m thinking maybe it isn’t IBS at all. @Rosie – Yep, your story is pretty much the same as mine and most of my clients who have low stomach acid. Thanks for this post!