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Acid Reflex

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by Still Farming, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Grassman247

    Grassman247 Member

    I’m 30 and have this bloody condition too, hate doctors so have never been to them. Being a dairy farmer will often have 10 mins at lunch, if I lie on my side guaranteed i will wake up with bile in my mouth feeling like I’m throwing up it’s horrible. I also throw up most mornings when I step out the door to work, I’ve found Tums work really well. Bought a box from Canada and used to see them over here in the uk but not so much anymore, available online though
  2. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    gaviscon is the answer
  3. jade35

    jade35 Member

    S E Cornwall
    Superdrug sell an ownbrand version of Tums and quite often have them on offer if that is any help https://www.superdrug.com/Superdrug/Superdrug-Indigestion-Fruit-96-Tablets/p/378496 also this https://www.superdrug.com/Superdrug/Superdrug-Indigestion-Original-96-Tablets/p/504043
  4. jade35

    jade35 Member

    S E Cornwall
    This may also be of interest https://nutritionreview.org/2018/03/gastric-balance-heartburn-caused-excess-acid/

    Link recently came up on a forum I follow and I thought it was interesting. For anyone thinking that low stomach acid is not possible https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achlorhydria

    The human requirement for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients remains relatively constant throughout adult life. Unfortunately our ability to properly digest food and absorb vital nutrients declines with advancing age. Surprisingly, one of the most common age-related causes of impaired digestive function is the reduction of hydrochloric acid produced by the stomach.

    Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is an important gastric secretion that enables the body to break down proteins, activate important enzymes and hormones, and protect against bacterial overgrowth in the gut. Achlorhydria (the complete absence of stomach acid) and hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) are common digestive problems. Symptoms of low stomach acid include heartburn, indigestion and bloating, among others (Table 1). Additionally, a number of chronic health conditions are correlated with impaired acid secretion, including allergies, asthma and gallstones (Table 2).
    mrs mtx likes this.

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