After experiencing terrible reflux symptoms for a year or so, having tests and trying all of those awful prescription meds (which made me feel worse), I happened upon articles recommending apple cider vinegar and the idea that the problem could be not enough acid in my digestive system. I began using it 1 1/2 years ago and it has been a life saver for me. I consider it my medicine.
It gets worse when you lie down or bend over because that causes stomach acid to reflux up into the oesophagus. You get a sour taste in your mouth if the acid reaches that far. Antacids (such as Gaviscon or Rennie) that neutralise acid help the pain. If you’ve had it for years, it’s clearly more likely to be indigestion than a heart attack.
What causes heartburn and nausea?
The likely situation is the food you ate is being fermented by bacteria and the byproduct of their feast is gas. If your acid levels are low enough and bacteria are surviving the stomach, most people will get repeated burps after eating.
I though, like everyone else, that it was related to too much acid. As a result, I’ve taken about every acid blocker out there.
What are the signs of dyspepsia?
I’m thankful for your info and am hoping to figure out my body without having to have certain tests performed to “diagnose” my issues due to cost!. Thanks for any help/info/suggestions/advice you might care to share with me. Your website is so important.
Could this be from low stomach acid? I have not seen any posts from people who have the cough as a symptom. Thanks.
- Appendicitis is caused by inflammation of the appendix, a 3.5 inch tube of tissue that is attached to the large intestine.
- The advantage of the capsule over standard pH testing is that there is no discomfort from a catheter that passes through the throat and nose.
- Nevertheless, it is not clear whether obtaining additional information is important.
- I have had symptoms like this for several years and within the last year I feel like I am in constant pain.
- I grew up with two parents who had constant heartburn.
More studies will be necessary before the exact mechanism(s) that causes heartburn is clear. Clearly, we have much to learn about the relationship between acid reflux and esophageal damage, and about the processes (mechanisms) responsible for heartburn. This issue is of more than passing interest. Knowledge of the mechanisms that produce heartburn and esophageal damage raises the possibility of new treatments that would target processes other than acid reflux.
I am starting to think I may have low stomach acid as antacids seem to make it worse. I did the baking soda test 2 times and did not burp at all. I have other low stomach acid symptoms, like rectal itching, dry skin, fatigue, bloating, feeling full quickly. I have been a vegetarian for 15 years and I wonder if that has caused the low stomach acid.
So,… I noticed I started reacting on chloride and chlorine also in food. My stomach was upset, I had more and more acid reflux and my nose turned red. I had to stop the hcl because it is chloride, and my seum chloride says 104. I don’t use any salt and live on a low chloride diet. So, what are the theories?
Indigestion is the sensation produced by refluxed stomach acid and contents irritating the esophagus. Acid reflux, a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can cause nausea.