Achlorhydria

Definition of Achlorhydria:

The complete absence or failure of stomach acid secretion.

Topics Related to Achlorhydria

Atrophic Gastritis

...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: A significant number of elderly people have atrophic gastritis with hypo- or achlorhydria, predisposing them to bacterial overgrowth...”
...recommendation Iron
“Ferric iron absorption is decreased in achlorhydria but heme iron absorption is not...”
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Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...the condition
“...Hypochlorhydria and achlorhydria: Insufficient stomach acid to sterilize the stomach and start protein digestion...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“...In one study of 77 patients with chronic hives, 24 (31%) were diagnosed as having achlorhydria, and 41 (53%) were shown to be hypochlorhydric...”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“Hydrochloric acid (HCl) insufficiency can be complete (achlorhydria) or partial (hypochlorhydria) and intermittent...”
...relationship to Vitamin B12 Requirement
Achlorhydria leads to improper absorption of nutrients such as B12...”
...recommendation Folic Acid
“In cases of low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) or no stomach acid (achlorhydria), supplemental use of hydrochloric acid normalizes folate absorption...”
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Increased Calorie Consumption

...as a treatment
“...Medical problems such as depression, hypochlorhydria and achlorhydria, bulimia or anorexia must be addressed and treatment underway before weight gain will occur...”

Rosacea

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“...HCL supplementation results in marked improvement in rosacea patients who have achlorhydria or hypochlorhydria...”

Vitamin B12 Requirement

...the condition
“...A test for low stomach acid (achlorhydria) is an important part of the investigation, and a blood test that shows the typical changes in the red blood cells is also essential...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...There will be a lack of stomach acid production (achlorhydria) and a decrease in fat digestion and, thus, lower availability from food absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D and E...”
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