Testing for stomach acid

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Hi All

Found a good explantation of the simple home test to find out if you have too much or too little acid. Anyway its done by a Board chap so it must be recognised. To find the article just Google doctor debe self-test stomach-acid-assessment. Beats doing the 24 hour tube down the throat method and a heck of a lot cheaper!

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    Thank you I have wanted to know the answer to this for a few weeks now.

    stopped taking pantoprazole (PPI) because I thought maybe had too little stomach acid because was feeling bloated and they weren't working

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      Hi Rex not taking PPIs anymore. Am on Ranitidine (Zantac) 300 mg which is an H2 blocker twice daily.

      Am going to start drinking liquorice tea now that I have found one without any peppermint in it.

      even though I suffer heartburn off and on throughout the day I have been able to resume running by chewing gum while I do it. This stops any heartburn and leaves me feeling much better.

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    Hi Rex,

    i tried the test this morning and didn't burp at all. Does that mean then that I have low stomach acid? Should I still take my rinitadine? Which is supposed to suppress acid.

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      Hi Janine - interesting isnt it? We are all taking these acid reducing drugs for all the wrong reasons. To boost it I use ACV and lemon juice, make sure to use natural rock salt. In your case though I would give DGL a go if I were in your shoes. Best of luck!
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      Hi Rex,

      found some DGL pills at a health food shop today.

      expensive here in New Zealand. What dosage do you recommend?

      they gave me 2 to try tonight 20minutes before dinner and breakfast tomorrow and them if I like them I am going to spend $NZ52 to get 90 pills.

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    Tried the test again in the afternoon about 5pm and I burped within a minute and for about a minute so I guess I have stomach acid build up during the day?
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    Hi Rex,

    i have been burping a lot lately especially when I get out of bed in the morning or get up from a sitting position.

    i tried the acid test again this morning ( after having burped about 20 times upon getting up) . Still no burping with the test. So if I have low stomach acid ( according to the test) why do I burp so much?

     

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