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Too Much Stomach Acid | Myth or Fact of Acid Reflux Symptoms?

If you’ve ever felt that familiar fiery feeling brought on by acid reflux, it would be very easy to believe that having to much stomach acid is to blame. But, the truth of the matter isn’t so black and white.

 

While most assume that acid reflux is caused by too much stomach acid, acid reflux can actually be triggered by a lack of acid in the stomach.

 

Stomach acid is actually an important part of the digestive process, especially for protein break down. When there is insufficient stomach acid, then food sits for too long in the stomach resulting in acid indigestion and acid reflux symptoms. Huffington Post writer, Dr. Marcelle Pick, agrees that insufficient stomach acid is a cause of acid reflux.

 

Digestive enzymes that are specifically designed to work in the stomach may help with acid reflux symptoms associated with insufficient stomach acid production. Dietary triggers and food intolerances may also play a role in the process.

 

Taking care to track the foods that trigger your symptoms then eliminating them from your diet can is an important step that you can take to help your acid reflux at home.

 

When you need natural solutions for acid reflux, click here to find out how Functional Medicine can help you. Click the link below and take our Nutritional Profile Quiz, you’ll get your results immediately.

 

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Dr. Marina Rose has helped people with acid reflux and other challenging, chronic health conditions in and around the city of Palo Alto, CA.

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