After years of agony I did enough research and realized its because of no stomach acid. The cause of this is not 100 % clear but my suspicions are that when I was pregnant with both my children I vomited continuously . I suspect it could have caused damage to my stomach lining. She tested positive for SIBO about 6 months ago, she’s had an endoscopy to rule out celiac and other abnormalities (all came back normal). I just started restricting the HIGH FODMAP foods 3 days ago, and her stool now sank for the first time in a LONG time.
I thought it was working with abdominal cramping because I was also having that along with the other symptoms but instead I ended up having really bad constipation causing my stomach to hurt much worst. The doctor had told me to take it for a month but I stopped because of the constipation being bad taking it after two days.
I wish these problems were better understood. But what I can tell you is based on extensive self-experimentation and working with personal clients when someone reports any of the problems above, there is a high chance they have low stomach acid. Bloating and farting following a meal could be explained by several problems.
But in excess or in the wrong place, it’s a menace, inflaming and irritating the esophagus, typically causing heartburn and sometimes contributing to the development of ulcers in the stomach and the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine. What is it?
For that kind of spot duty, the old standbys of antacid medicine like Tums, Rolaids, and Maalox will most likely work just as well, as will any of the H2 blockers. In fact, it takes several days for PPIs to have their full effect on acid secretion, so an H2 blocker may be more effective for a mild, short-term problem with stomach acid. Yet people often take PPIs under the mistaken assumption that they are the better medication in all circumstances. The fact that omeprazole is available as a generic has narrowed the cost difference, but you’re still probably going to pay more for a PPI, and most definitely so if you are taking one of the expensive brand-name varieties. Stomach acid is natural, a valuable chemical contributor to orderly digestion.
Your points are pretty generalized. Bloating, burping, all of it can be from something as simple as not chewing your food enough, which I would think sets the stage for healthy acid levels. At any rate, it’s pretty confusing not to have clear-cut answers on at least whether I have low or high stomach acid. I’m an older female so it’s likely low but why then would my throat care, if it’s not acidic?
- I have been reading a lot about this low stomach acid theory and it makes so much sense to me.
- Can people have reflux/GERD with out it burning in their chest and throat?
- Exercise is vital for good digestive health but don’t overdo it – strenuous activity can exacerbate symptoms, such as diarrhoea.
- Before you know it, your tummy troubles will be a thing of the past.
- Moreover, as with any treatment, there is perhaps a 20% placebo effect, which means that 20% of patients will respond to a placebo (inactive) pill or, indeed, to any treatment.
Any thoughts?. I am thinking maybe I have too much stomach acid.
I consider it my medicine. It took a couple of months and perseverance, but it was so worth it. Unfortunately my Gastroenterologist refused to accept the possibility saying that scientific studies didn’t support it. Many of the medical community are doing such a disservice to people.