Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Acid, Acid Reflux, and Excess Gas

I'm NOT a doctor nor do I play one on TV

All I can say authoritatively is about my experience, your results may vary.

To date all of the doctors I've seen about my gastric health (and that hasn't been very many as I do not have health insurance) all say, to their knowledge, there isn't any effective treatment for excess gas.

Some doctors have asked me if I have "acid reflux", they've asked if I taste bile in my esophagus, I responded "no".

I think the only tool in their toolbox is for acid, excess acid, that "comes back up".

Mine does not.

What I can report is that if I eat certain foods, too much chocolate, too much sugar, too much starch, I have almost crippling gas. If I eat steak, the gas goes away.

I can only deduce that there is too much of one digestive enzyme and not enough of another.

Oh, and Activia does seem to help a bit

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