How To Prevent Increased Stomach Acid?
Afternoon, I want to ask. my grandmother has stomach acid. and that can be said to be chronic. every day can not sleep complaining of pain in the chest. have checked with the specialist doctor in all normal checks. from all hospitals that say it’s stomach acid. but there is one who diagnosed stomach acid has gone up into the throat. a series of treatments have been done but until now the condition is still the same and the body was very thin. what is the solution? thank you …
Hello, thanks for the question.
Stomach acid is a liquid produced in the stomach that is acidic, this fluid serves as the body's defense mechanism to kill germs that enter with food. In some stomach acid conditions this can be increased, for example in pregnancy, in people with unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking, consuming too much caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks, eating too fast or too much, eating spicy foods, eating not regular, and can also be caused by H. pylori infection, due to the use of pain medication, due to certain diseases in the stomach, or due to stress or psychological factors, and so forth. Increased stomach acid can be characterized by heartburn, can be felt painful or feel hot or burning to the chest, flatulence, and can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If there is reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus it can irritate the epithelial cells of the esophagus so that these epithelial cells become damaged and injury can occur, so that sometimes it can cause bitter taste in the tongue and pain when swallowing. This disease is called acid reflux disease. If allowed to continue can cause a decrease in appetite and impaired absorption of nutrients from food so that the body will lack nutrition, weakness, and weight loss. If it is severe, it can cause erosion of the stomach lining causing gastrointestinal bleeding, causing perforation or leakage of the stomach which is dangerous and can cause death if not treated quickly and appropriately. Usually heartburn can heal itself without treatment, but if it occurs continuously to cause weight loss and other health problems, it is best to consult a doctor. The doctor will do a direct examination and additional examinations such as blood tests, ultrasound, endoscopy, and others. Treatment will be adjusted to the condition and severity of the disease. The doctor will give medication or suggest hospitalization if the complaint is very severe and disturbing. To reduce and prevent complaints, it is best to keep a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy and nutritious foods, eat small portions and often to help reduce nausea, eat regularly and consume soft foods first, avoid foods that are too fast and too much, and avoid spicy food, oily, bersantan, cigarettes, caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks. We recommend the consumption of drugs given by doctors regularly, multiply the consumption of water, and adequate rest. If you experience complaints of abdominal pain accompanied by black stools, weakness, and vomiting of blood you should not delay to consult a doctor.
Thus, hopefully it helps.