Iron-Deficiency Anemia

If you take these medications and are concerned that you have symptoms of low stomach acid, speak with your doctor before making changes to your medications. Vitamin deficiency.

Ive never had the feeling go away since its happened it only eases & it doesn’t change depending on what i eat or what im doing. I didnt take the stomach pills for 2 weeks before because i thought it was over after i was told i got rid of h pylori & i gelt no difference when i was off the pills. Im still hoping being off the birth control will be the answer but its been a week & i really need someones professional opinion because no doctors will talk to me.

I’ve heard that some medications can aggravate the symptoms of GERD. Can you tell me more?

With this valve remaining open, reflux and heartburn are very common. Hiatus hernia occurs when part of the stomach is pulled up through the diaphragm, which leads to the acidic stomach contents leaking into the oesophagus.

Gastrointestinal blood loss

When the stomach cannot produce enough acid, key minerals and proteins can’t be absorbed into this body. Low stomach acid is medically referred to as hypochlorhydria.

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Many of the medical community are doing such a disservice to people. If I had continued their treatment I would probably have ended up in the hospital or worse. Bless my regular family MD though who is now recommending that some of her patients try it. PA is a genetic, autoimmune disease like arthritis, which also runs in my family.

  • Your body needs iron to make red blood cells, but PPI use may decrease your body’s ability to absorb iron.
  • She did the challenge and was able to take seven pills without any warmth or burning.
  • If you’re having digestive issues, low stomach acid may be the surprising culprit.
  • Proper levels of stomach acid are needed to adequately absorb many nutrients, including minerals (iron, copper, zinc and calcium), vitamin B12, folic acid and proteins.
  • As many as four in 10 Americans have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, and many depend on P.P.I.’s like Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium to reduce stomach acid.

I told her it happens all the time no matter what i eat or what im doing & she picked up on that & scheduled a stress test for me to see if i have the spasms when i run, but i told her no because it will happen out of nowhere so I’m not sure if i should even go. I remember about two weeks ago that about a month before all of this started happening to me i had went to the clinic because of throwing up & i thought i was pregnant, it turned out that i wasn’t. The doctor told me he wanted me to try taking my birth control pills earlier (which ive been on for over 3 years now). He also said i might have a stomach ulcer but i didn’t pick up the pills he prescribed because they said they could cause heart problems & that because he was just guessing i saw it unnecessary.

The most common signs of low stomach acid are heartburn, maldigested food, Vitamin B and iron deficiency, and constipation and/ or diarrhea. Low stomach acid doesn’t necessarily mean the food isn’t being passed on down the digestive tract or that it isn’t being digested at all….just not efficiently and the nutrients are likely not being absorbed. Regardless of age, a long-term deficiency of stomach acid compromises digestion and nutrient stores, leaving us at risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The most common vitamins and minerals that require sufficient stomach acid to be properly absorbed are magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid.

Cancer cells thrive on iron. When Fe+3 enters the first section of the small intestine, gastric acid lowers the pH allowing the transport of Fe+2 across the intestinal absorptive cells.

Heartburn, acid reflux, and digestive discomfort are the usual symptoms with this condition. Betaine HCl with pepsin is a supplement that can be used to improve stomach acid levels.If you know or suspect this is an issue, then take one capsule (containing around 648mg of Betaine HCl) halfway through a protein-rich meal, increasing by one capsule at each subsequent protein-rich meal until you notice a slight burning in the throat, indicating you need to reduce the dosage by one capsule. Vitamin C helps with absorption – you will need to take around 500mg with your iron supplement. A deficiency in iron typically causes feelings of fatigue, low mood, and mental sluggishness.

However, if gastric acid production is impaired then iron absorption will be reduced substantially. Hey Bart – it’s hard to say what exactly the food is doing…I don’t know that it is sitting in the stomach or Small intestine and fermenting, so hard to answer that question.

I’ve been wondering for awhile if I have acid reflux. whenever I ate greasy foods I would have bad gas to the point my stomach hurts and constant burping and nausea. I had gone to the doctor recently for my stomach issue and prescribed to me omeprazole 20mg for acid reflux.

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