Hypochlorhydria

Definition of Hypochlorhydria:

The condition of having low hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach, often the cause of digestive disorders.

Also: Hypochlorhydric

Topics Related to Hypochlorhydria

Autoimmune Tendency

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“Clinicians report that 50% of patients with autoimmune disease are also hypochlorhydric (have low stomach acid)...”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“...Bacterial overgrowth here is promoted by hypochlorhydria, by stasis due to abnormal bowel motility, physical/surgical abnormalities, by immune deficiency or by malnutrition...”

Chronic Thyroiditis

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“Some doctors report that 50% of patients with autoimmune disease are also hypochlorhydric (have low stomach acid)...”

More topics Related to Hypochlorhydria

Delayed Gastric Emptying (Gastroparesis)

...the condition
“...However, in many cases no obvious cause for the gastroparesis is found and hypochlorhydria may be causing the delayed stomach emptying...”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

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

Eczema

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“...Bray, MD, as well as linking asthma to a high rate of HCl deficiency, found that in severe eczema 50% of subjects were hypochlorhydric...”

Gotu Kola

...as a treatment
“...Gastro-intestinal: Worms; hypochlorhydria; deficient pancreatic exocrine function; anal fissures; peptic ulcers...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...relationship to Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency
“...Jonathon Wright, MD, supplementing with hydrochloric acid sometimes relieves the symptoms of heartburn and improves digestion in individuals who have hypochlorhydria...”

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...”
...recommendation Digestive Enzyme (Trial)
“A trial using plant-based enzymes to enhance digestion demonstrated their additional benefit of improving hydrochloric acid production in those individuals who were hypochlorhydric...”
...recommendation Folic Acid
“In cases of low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) or no stomach acid (achlorhydria), supplemental use of hydrochloric acid normalizes folate absorption...”

Hyperthyroidism

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“Some doctors report that 50% of patients with autoimmune disease are also hypochlorhydric...”

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)
“Gastric analysis of rosacea patients has led to the theory that it may be the result of hypochlorhydria...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...blood in stool Blood in gastric contents Gastric analysis - 50% of patients have no gastric acid, even following stimulation; 50% have normal or decreased gastric acid Increased serum gastrin due to hypochlorhydria...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“It has been suggested that as many as 80% of sufferers have low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Check for hypochlorhydria and pancreatic adequacy...”