Relationship Between Acid Reflux Disease And Intestinal Infection?
.. me too .. what I want to ask: does stomach acid cause infection in the intestine?
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Normally, the stomach will produce acid which functions to digest food and kill bacteria in food. The inner wall of the stomach will form a natural protective layer in the form of mucus. This mucus works by protecting the stomach lining from corrosive stomach acid. Under certain conditions, mainly due to Helicobacter pylori infection and long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the inner lining of the stomach will be damaged. As a result, stomach acid which is corrosive will damage the protective mucous layer and injure the stomach wall, resulting in inflammation and open sores in the stomach.
So, an infection in the stomach or intestine due to stomach acid is more likely to lead to infection with the H pylori bacteria because the stomach lining is not good enough to protect the stomach. Inflammation by H pylori bacteria can also occur in the small intestine or duodenum.
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