Struggling with hypothyroid and low stomach acid

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Hello! I am a 23 year old male.

I have recovered from eating disorder and severe thyroid issues.

But I am still struggling with low stomach acid.

I am still taking armour thyroid but because of hypochlorhydria, I am still taking Betaine HCL.

I am passing gas all the time and my stomach is bloated most of the time, which makes me very irritated.

I really think am a healthy male now, but this low stomach acid issue never goes away. It's still hard to digest food and I'm belching constantly plus the bloating.

I really think this is related to the thyroid issue, has anyone have experience with low stomach acid and its treatment?


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    I can't say I have noticed any bloating but I do pass gas quite often. But I have recently had my gallbladder removed about 3 mo ago they maybe related to the gas.

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      Chiffon, you've had your gallbladder out? Oh dear honey.

      Everyone I've seen have their gallbladder out gains massive weight. I've heard a diet extremely low in fats helps. 

      What at has your experience been?

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      I was gaining weight went 200 lbs when I was hyper never weighed that much in my life. Now hypo I have been losing weight. I have to stay away from too much fried foods though.

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      Hi Chiffon, glad you're on the mend. Seems a little backwards that you gained weight while hyper and losing while hypo. Hmmm. Most people are very thin while hyperthyroid, as extreme weight loss is a symptom.

      Similsrly,weight gain can be a symptom of hypothyroidism.

      In the end, if you're feeling like yourself again, that's great!

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    Hi LP, I sent a post, but it isn't showing up. If it doesn't show up, PM me and I'll pass on what I've learned in my years with thyroid disease, as your question is excellent!

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