It’s genetic, and may be the cause of my Restless Legs Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, and my son’s high fat buildup around his cardiac arteries and his liver problems. I have had years of stomach issues and have Hashimoto’s and possibly Raynauds. 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.
A doctor or a dietician can help. They may recommend taking supplements or increasing dietary intake of these nutrients, especially once a person regains a regular level of stomach acid. Hypochlorhydria is the medical term for a low level of stomach acid. People with hypochlorhydria may experience digestive issues, nutritional deficiencies, and gastrointestinal infections, but prompt treatment can prevent serious complications.
It was a frickin miracle! I remember arguing with the dermatologist about my psoriasis, and how it drastically reduced when I didn’t eat for 3 days. She said diet had nothing to do with it!
The most common cause of anemia worldwide is iron deficiency. Iron is needed to form hemoglobin, part of red blood cells that carry oxygen and remove carbon dioxide (a waste product) from the body. Iron is mostly stored in the body in the hemoglobin. About one-third of iron is also stored as ferritin and hemosiderin in the bone marrow, spleen, and liver.
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis
A complete 24-hour profile of gastric acid secretion is best obtained during an esophageal pH monitoring study. Chloride, sodium, potassium, zinc and/or iodine deficiency, as these elements are needed to produce adequate levels of stomach acid (HCl). Gastric bypass procedures such as a duodenal switch and RNY, where the largest acid producing parts of the stomach are either removed, or blinded.
All of which can place added pressure on the LES and cause acid reflux to occur. Acid reflux can cause iron deficiency in two ways, blood loss caused by acid erosion in the esophagus and through use of heartburn medication. Iron deficiency and acid reflux are common medical conditions that have close ties. Eating certain foods, like spicy foods, caffeine-containing products and alcoholics beverages, can increase your chances of developing GERD. So, avoidance of these foods is part of the strategy to treat GERD.
I am so done with the corporate food conglomerates and western Pharmacology. It ALL begins in the gut. Steamed veggies make the bulk of my diet and has changed my life.
Gastric acid secretion
Also had other symptoms that got worse over the years. Headaches, chest pain on the left side, ear pain, psoriasis, arthritis, and sinus issues. Since I stopped eating starches, beans, breads, pastas, and only a little meat once a week WITH the betaine, my symptoms dissapeared!
Mostly people who suffer from low stomach acid do not have blood that is slightly acidic but rather slightly alkaline. Taking vinegar lowers blood pH bringing it back into the normal range.
Iron supplements. Iron supplements can be taken over several months to increase iron levels in the blood. Iron supplements can cause irritation of the stomach and discoloration of bowel movements. They should be taken on an empty stomach, or with orange juice, to increase absorption. They are much more effective than dietary interventions alone.
And finally, there are bacteria such as the one that causes tuberculosis that grow best inside macrophages that are iron loaded. Listeria, and Vibrio, contained in raw shellfish such as oysters, can lead to life-threathening infection (blood poisoning or septicemia).
You most likely need to bring your pH in balance. Drink alkaline beverages and eat an alkaline diet.Your problem should go away. Get some litmus paper and check your saliva and urine pH. 7.0 is neutral and where you want to be. Hope I have not over stayed my welcome. To everyones good health.
I do have leaky gut, gluten intolerance, and don’t eat much dairy at all as it seems to cause inflammation. I eat a fairly healthy diet.