Definition of Hypochlorhydria:

The condition of having low hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach, often the cause of digestive disorders; the partial or intermittent reduction of stomach acid secretion.

Also: Hypochlorhydric

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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...”
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Chronic Thyroiditis

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

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...”


...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“...A Dr. Bray, MD, as well as linking asthma to a high rate of HCl deficiency, found that in severe eczema 50% of subjects were hypochlorhydric.  Most cases are not this severe, but the possibility of HCl deficiency should be checked.”


...as a treatment
“...Gentiana species have been employed for chronic indigestion and both hypochlorhydria and hyperchlorhydria...”

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
“...the clinical experience of doctors such as Dr. Jonathon Wright, MD, supplementing with hydrochloric acid sometimes relieves the symptoms of heartburn and improves digestion in individuals who have hypochlorhydria.  Unexplained bloating, belching and heartburn are frequently diagnosed as symptoms of hyperacidity and sometimes wrongly treated with antacids, when in fact the underlying problem is...”

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...”
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Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“Alternative names: HCI Acid Insufficiency Hydrochloric acid (HCl) insufficiency can be complete (achlorhydria) or partial (hypochlorhydria) and intermittent...”
...recommendation Folic Acid
“In cases of low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) or no stomach acid (achlorhydria), supplemental use of hydrochloric acid normalizes folate absorption.”
...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 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...”


...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“Gastric analysis of rosacea patients has led to the theory that it may be the result of hypochlorhydria.  HCL supplementation results in marked improvement in rosacea patients who have achlorhydria or hypochlorhydria.”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...Laboratory Findings ... 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...”
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