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Low Stomach Acid – A Hidden Culprit in Indigestion

Heartburn from Low Stomach Acid

When you think of heartburn or indigestion do you associate it with excessive stomach acid?


Most of us do, and then head for the anti-acids or worse yet the acid-suppressing drugs.


But just the opposite may be causing the heartburn. Low stomach acid, medically known as hypochlorhydria, contributes to heartburn and often goes undetected as the source of that GI burning sensation.


So how can you tell the difference between heartburn due to excessive stomach acid and heartburn due to in sufficient stomach acid?


When does the heartburn occur?

Before meals, then it’s likely due to … Read the rest