Can Stomach Acid Affect Nerves?
My brother has been suffering from high stomach acid for 3 years until finally his teeth have been damaged, and if he eats frequently, he can vomit, and is it true that high stomach acid can affect the nerves, please enlighten me and give advice, thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Gastric acid disease, is a condition when the acidic fluid produced by the stomach 'rises' into the esophagus, and can even reach the oral cavity. This 'increase' in fluid is caused by increased stomach acid production, or muscle weakness that should hold the stomach acid to rise, and it could be because there are some stomach segments that enter the chest cavity.
Then because stomach acid is very damaging, when he climbs into the esophagus or even the oral cavity, it is not impossible one of the consequences is damage to the teeth. Other symptoms that can arise in this condition are heartburn, tightness, palpitations, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.
Regarding your question, stomach acid generally does not damage nerves. Even if there is a connection, it is usually in the case of people with diabetes or high blood sugar which due to the condition of diabetes, the nerves that control the stomach muscles are damaged and make stomach acid easy to rise. The worst complication of gastric acid is a tear in the stomach because the stomach is unable to hold the acidic component of stomach acid. When the stomach is torn, the contents of the stomach can come out, and there is a fatal infection.
In the condition of your younger sibling, you should re-evaluate whether your younger sibling has been avoiding various factors that can increase stomach acid, such as:
Eat spicy, sour and oily or fatty foods
Consuming coffee or tea
Eat too fast
Eat too much at one time
Sleep immediately after eating
Fatigue, lack of sleep
Smoking or breathing cigarette smoke
Taking pain medication
Overweight or obese
This is important because even though stomach acid has subsided, if there is one or more of the factors above it does, stomach acid can rise again. Meanwhile, if in fact it has been avoided so far but still relapsing, our advice is that you should take your younger sibling to a specialist in internal medicine or enterology specialist for further examination, perhaps with support in the form of endoscopy in order to detect possible structural disturbances. Handling that will be given to your sister later depends on the results of the examination.