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Re: Giddy as a school girl
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Published: 16 years ago
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Re: Giddy as a school girl

I believe that many look at the results and presume a cause. In other words, when your dog threw up acid after taking a reducer, then it was presumed that he was producing more acid.

Now, I'm not attesting that that is incorrect, I'm just presenting another way of looking at the situation based on things I have read. Few doctors actually go thru the process of measuring stomach acid production either before or after prescribing antacids. There lies the problem. The stomach structure is designed to handle acid in certain ways. One way it handles it, is by the use of the sphincter to open and close access to the stomach. When acid is low, the sphincter can become lax and isn't tightly sealed. After all, it may receive food or liquid at any moment since it is obviously not processing anything. When the acid is high, the sphincter squeezes shut so that no acid an escape out of the stomach.

So, when a normal or low stomach is given an acid reducer, it will tell the sphincter to relax. With low acid, it has no way of knowing that there may be food already in the stomach mixing with a bit of acid. The esophagus will be much more sensitive to the acid, and will spasm to move it out, resulting in acid vomit. A person or animal can suffer from the inability to produce ANY acid which would likely not produce acidic vomit. But if the stomach is producing even a small amount of acid, then acidic vomit can be produced with or without acid reducers.

This is just a thought, and again, may not apply to your or your dog's situation.

For me, I have found benefit using the HCl, but I also use extra calcium/magnesium to ensure that my alkalizing/acid balancing system is improving at the same time. Much like with taking vitamins and minerals, we have to be sure that we are balancing our supplements. When acid production goes awry, it is almost a given that malabsorption is taking place, and that alkalizing mineral levels need to be considered as well.

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