Low Stomach Acidity and Heartburn!
I just found something on Google and its scaring me off. Low stomach acidity has the following symptoms:
# Bloating, belching, and flatulence immediately after meals
# Indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation
# Soreness, burning or dryness of the mouth
# Multiple food allergies
# Feeling nauseous after taking supplements
# Rectal itching
# Weak, peeling and cracked fingernails
# Redness or dilated blood vessels in the cheeks and nose
# Adult acne
# Hair loss in women
# Iron deficiency
# Undigested food in the stools
# Chronic yeast infections
Apprantly, stomach indigestion is caused by lack of acids. They can cause constipation, bloating and belching. They may also cause heartburn because the food is still in the stomach and this pushes bile and acids back up. Weird, ain't it??? Now, i am even more confused!!! GERD? IBS? Indigestion? Something else???
So far, i havent gone through an endoscopy. My PCP advised me to take Zantac and now Prilosec. With these my symptoms are worsenning and i end up taking gas-x. I wonder if my heartburns and belching is related to indigestion. It is very important to have the stomach pH level evaluated. I have no idea what i should do for the next month before i can see a GI specialist. Should i run to ER because its a lot of pain?