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    An_254837 posted:
    Bloating and abdominal pain after eating anything. This has been going on for 2-3 months.
    An_254855 responded:
    I have the same symptoms gas, burping and back pain when l am laying down. Going to GI doctor tomorrow.
    An_256488 responded:
    The symptoms you are referring to are common in people that have Hypochlorhydria (little stomach acid) and people that have Hyperchlorhydria (excessive acid production). Both of these conditions will cause reflux (GERD), abdominal pain, nausea, belching, bloating, gas, constipation and or diarrhea. Unfortunately many physicians will prescibe proton pump inhibitors or acid reducing meds without the benefit of testing. When a person that is not producing enough acid(hypochlorhydria) is placed on a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) they will become Achlorhydric. When this occurs nutrients supplements and medications are prematurely dumped out of the stomach before sterilization and conversion is acomplished. This is mainly because the pyloric sphincter, located at the base of the stomch, starts to relax, on average, when the pH of the gastric juices is at 4 to 4.5 pH. Proteins are not broken down into peptones that necessary for proper absorption in the small bowel, because the peptic enzymes are inactive when the pH of the gastric fluid is above pH 5.0. The peptic enzymes are most active in the conversion of proteins when the stomach acid is at 1.2. to 2.0 pH. I would recommed that you get a pH diagnostic test. Search the net under gastrogram, pH test, or pH diagnostic test. there is a lot of information that will help you.
    mariajohnson responded:
    I found a similar discussion here. You can check out for the solution.
    kjme11374 replied to mariajohnson's response:
    I have ongoing gastro issues. most docs are too quick to just hand out medicine. I'm having another endoscopy very soon.

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