I have also noticed that my BP has gone down as well, whether or not it is related to the changes I have made, I couldn’t say. My biggest complaint was the poor quality of my bowel movements. I think I was getting very sick from the lack of them and poor quality. I’m hoping that things continue to improve.
@Chris- Yes it’s about what we eat but about what we absorb in the GI tract. Malabsorption of foods which is common for those with low stomach acid can cause a range of problems from brain stuff down to weight loss. I think that most of us are very confused since being told symptoms could be asa result of low stomach acid,yet we are treated for high acidity.ive been on Prilosec for months and it caused alot of problems,eg,itching,burning skin so I was wondering what should i take for rebound heartburn if can’t take Prilosec and/or should I take smthg that will lower my stomach acid even more. – HCL can only do so much, a white tongue and other symptoms are likely related to the root causes of why the stomach acid is low to begin with. More testing is where you need to head after you’ve figured out how to create good digestion.
“Burping” infants during bottle or breastfeeding is important in order to expel air in the stomach that has been swallowed with the formula or milk. The distention of the stomach causes abdominal discomfort, and the belching expels the air and relieves the discomfort. 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.
I have no stones, just a malfunctioning gall bladder. Both my boys have reflux in varying degrees, my eldest is 3 and still has many digestive problems and ongoing gerd.
Gastroscopic examination suggested superficial gastritis. Twenty-four-hour esophageal pH monitoring showed that the Demeester score was 11.4, in the normal range.
Some of these conditions include serious acid reflux/heartburn, GERD, peptic ulcers (a sore in the lining of the stomach), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a condition in which tumors in the pancreas cause the stomach to make too much acid. PPIs work to lessen the amount of acid made in the lining of the stomach. When PPIs work, the symptoms of severe heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD bother you less. Depending on your diagnosis, your healthcare provider may give you a PPI for only a few weeks, or you may need longer treatment. These symptoms may mean you have acid reflux and heartburn, which can usually be relieved by antacids and no medical treatment.
- This causes heartburn or breathing problems.
- “Effective modifications include discontinuing chewing gum, smoking, drinking alcohol and carbonated beverages, and gulping food and liquids,” says Ketan Shah.
- Loud borborygmi or rumblings result from contractions of the intestines caused by diseases such as Crohn’s Disease or bowel obstruction.
Belching, also known as burping or eructating, is the act of expelling gas from the stomach out through the mouth. If the problem causing the discomfort is not excessive air in the stomach, then belching does not provide relief. As mentioned previously, it even may make the situation worse by increasing air in the stomach.
In both of these cases, tube feedings may be suggested. Formula or breastmilk is given through a tube that is placed in the nose.
It is important to educate patients with indigestion about their illness, particularly by reassuring them that the illness is not a serious threat to their physical health (though it may be to their emotional health). Patients need to understand the potential causes for the symptoms. Most importantly, they need to understand the medical approach to the problem and the reasons for each test or treatment. Education prepares patients for a potentially prolonged course of diagnosis and trials of treatment.
I notice it is not anywhere near as bad if i am eating a no grain meal, versus a meal with starch/grains. But it still happens with bone broth soups, steak and salad, etc. If you feel like you have a chronically-sore throat, acid reflux could be to blame. “The almost constant perception of a lump in the throat (irrespective of swallowing), has been related to GERD in some studies,” Carlton says. “However, you can have a sensation of a lump in the throat for other reasons, including anxiety or a hyper-reactive upper esophageal sphincter rather than reflux.” All of the previous symptoms discussed – coughing, burping, choking, difficulty swallowing – can lead to throat pain, especially when done constantly.