Chronic use of antacids will also deplete stomach acid, ultimately making symptoms worse. Not necessarily.
Special diets, such as ones low in short-chain carbohydrate Fodmaps (fermentable, oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols) that can help people with irritable bowel syndrome, need further research to see whether they will help those with dyspepsia. Abdominal Pain PicturesAbdominal pain is a symptom of many possible conditions including appendicitis, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, and other conditions.
The distinction between functional disease and non-functional disease may, in fact, be blurry. Thus, even functional diseases probably have associated biochemical or molecular abnormalities that ultimately will be able to be measured. For example, functional diseases of the stomach and intestines may be shown ultimately to be associated with reduced or increased levels of normal chemicals within the gastrointestinal organs, the spinal cord, or the brain. Should a disease that is demonstrated to be due to a reduced or increased chemical still be considered a functional disease? In this theoretical situation, we can’t see the abnormality with the naked eye or the microscope, but we can measure it.
Because Iâ€™m generally healthy and a good weight, the doctors just dismissed my symptoms or offered to write a prescription for Prilosec, which didnâ€™t seem right. I think the low stomach acid hypothesis may be explained by a hernia disrupting normal digestion in the stomachâ€¦large meals or distended stomachs may be too dilute to cope with that amount of food. I wonder if itâ€™s possible as we produce more acid, because we are so full, we burp and get heartburn because the digestive juices are all bubbling so close to the esophegus.
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Most foods are broken down in the small intestine. However, some people cannot digest certain foods and substances, such as lactose, due to a lack or absence of certain enzymes that help digestion.
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My doctor wants to do an edoscopy (or whatever itâ€™s called) but I would prefer not to go through that. Hi Raffay – it sounds like you could definitely have low stomach acid based on the symptoms youâ€™re describing and your history of PPI use.
Stomach acid is also a crucial part of the immune system. The acid barrier of the stomach during normal states of health easily and quickly kills bacteria and other bugs that enter the body. It also prevents bacteria in the intestines from migrating up and colonizing the stomach. If you are experiencing symptoms of indigestion, make an appointment to see your doctor.
I have idiopathic gastroparesis and all the symptoms you mention.There are some great videos on YouTube for learning about it. I have a very limited diet and have to puree my foods due to no full teeth left. I am curious about the low acid because I vomit and very little bile or stomach content comes up before itâ€™s empty. Meat eating causes horrible nausea and takes days to digest.
I took 7 hcl pills with my lunch today with 4-6 oz of meat to see if I would get that burning and I still have not. Once I figure out how many pills to take before I get that â€œburningâ€ feeling, do I start taking that many with every meal? Every snack? Iâ€™ve started juicing also and wondering do I take the hcl pills when I juice?