Hashimoto's and Low Stomach Acid
For example, it can be caused by an erratic or weak lower esophageal sphincter, pressure from abdominal fat, hiatal hernia, or bile reflux. Moreover, overconsumption of fat in a meal can cause overexcretion of HCL, which can be mistaken for primary overproduction of HCL (hyperchlorhydria). Overuse of antacids and diet-induced hyperchlorhydria can lead to medication-induced hypochlorhydria. It is common to confuse reflux symptoms for hyperchlorhydria, when the symptom may actually be associated with hypochlorhydria. She had been born vaginally but was not breast-fed.
have low stomach acid and it makes the situation worse, and scared not to take them in case the cancer is developed by me. I still have the ‘lump’ feeling in my am and throat still constantly clearing my throat. I also gave bad rosacea. I have tried taking apple cider vinegar but it gives me an immediate bad headache and I worry that it may aggravate the inflammation in my oesophagus. I would welcome your opinion/advice on this.
I really want to get rid of the SIBO totally, not just mask the symptoms and I am considering starting on the SCD. However I read that SIBO won’t resolve unless the root cause is treated, and that root cause may include low stomach acid.
went back to 6 pills and still feeling heartburn but feel heartburn if I take fewer than 6 as well, but only sometimes. I read that if you eat a smaller meal/snack or fruit or something like that (between meals and not with meat) that you don’t necessarily need the HCL, but if I don’t take any, I get the heartburn (sometimes).
Hi Raffay – it sounds like you could definitely have low stomach acid based on the symptoms you’re describing and your history of PPI use. Serious question here. I had been throwing up from a cold for a few days, and had severe heart burn all night. I’m 38 and never had medical conditions.
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- In addition to not being absorbed, this creates another problem called dysbiosis.
- To perform the test, you’ll need to have Betaine HCL with pepsin on hand.
- The stomach produces stomach acid to help break down and absorb the food we consume.
- Apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon with a cup of water before every meal- use a stow to protect teeth) marshmallow root, slippery elm, grated organic carrots, papaya enzymes.
Symptoms from low stomach acid
Other factors include eating your meals too quickly, ingesting too much sugar, undiagnosed food sensitivities or allergies, chronic illness, interactions from prescription drugs, and old age. Unfortunately, few people with low stomach acid are correctly diagnosed because the symptoms are so similar to many other health conditions. Functional medicine doctors are an exception, as we strive to look at the big picture of your symptoms to determine what their root cause is. Stomach acid is officially known as hydrochloric acid (HCL) because its chemical composition is one part hydrogen to one part chloride. This compound is critical for the digestive process.
It’s a whole medical specialty dedicated to finding and treating underlying causes and prevention of serious chronic disease rather than disease symptoms. Melissa – I highly recommend that you work with a functional medicine clinician.