Although the connection between acid reflux and gas isn’t completely clear, lifestyle changes may be helpful in reducing the symptoms of both. Keeping a record of foods that cause acid reflux and gas can help you and your doctor figure out the right dietary changes to make. So, can acid reflux cause gas?
Because I’m generally healthy and a good weight, the doctors just dismissed my symptoms or offered to write a prescription for Prilosec, which didn’t seem right. 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. I wonder if it’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.
Keeping a food and symptom diary, which lists what you eat, drink and any symptoms can be used to pin point any foods that could be causing you a problem. Around a third of people in the UK suffer some of the symptoms associated with IBS and for 1 in 10 people the symptoms are so bad they go to see a doctor.
While dyspepsia is a major functional disease(s), it is important to mention several other functional diseases. A second major functional disease is the irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. The symptoms of IBS are thought to originate primarily from the small intestine and/or colon. The symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain that is accompanied by alterations in bowel movements (defecation), primarily constipation or diarrhea. In fact, indigestion and IBS may be overlapping diseases since up to half of patients with IBS also have symptoms of indigestion.
Talk to your doctor if you experience any stomach pain while taking an NSAID. Indigestion, which is also known as dyspepsia, or simply an upset stomach, means you have discomfort in your upper abdomen. It can be a symptom of another digestive problem. Some people with peptic ulcers don’t experience bothersome issues. Stress and spicy foods don’t cause ulcers, but they can worsen your symptoms.
Stomach acid declines with age, which is why many elderly people experience low appetite, feelings of fullness, and are generally uninterested in eating. Stomach acid can also lower due to stress, gum chewing, nail biting, and other habits that “trick” your body into thinking that food is on its way. Chlorine and fluoride in our drinking water can lower acid levels.
People are often able to reduce acid reflux symptoms and nausea by making lifestyle changes. You should still discuss acid reflux with your doctor in order to get a proper diagnosis. Acid reflux, a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can cause nausea. Recognizing GERD symptoms and treating them under the supervision of your doctor can help you avoid acid reflux-induced nausea.
Most of the support is anecdotal (not based on carefully done, scientific studies). Nevertheless, fat is one of the most potent influences on gastrointestinal function. (It tends to slow down the gastrointestinal muscles while it causes the muscles of the gallbladder to contract.) Therefore, it is possible that fat may worsen indigestion even though it doesn’t cause it. Moreover, reducing the ingestion of fat might relieve symptoms.
Being stressed can also cause bloating. People tend to swallow a lot more air when they are nervous.
can be a sign of something more serious – such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or ovarian cancer – often it’s harmless. Stomach acid, also known as hydrochloric acid (HCl), is made in the stomach and used to break down our food. This acid is so strong that if we poured it onto our skin, we would get burned. Stomach acid isn’t only used to break down food, it also breaks down the proteins that we eat, aids in mineral absorption, activates intrinsic factor that is needed to absorb B12, and much more.
feeling much better than I had in a long time, and starting to address the low stomach acid. Problem is that my number one symptom prior to dietary changes was heartburn so it’s confusing what is causing what. Hello, I just picked up some Betaine HCl last week and began taking them to help with my GERD and SIBO.