How to determine the acidity of the stomach

The acidity of the stomach can be determine your own at home without special equipment.

Reduced or increased acidity of the stomach have their symptoms. It is necessary to clarify that any deviation from the norm in the acidity of the stomach is of two types – acidic and reduced. In order to understand the condition and determine the factor of acidity of the stomach is quite enough to listen to their own body.

It is important to know what increased, and reduced acidity in the stomach affect the whole gastrointestinal tract. Thus, increased acidity leads to the fact that the walls of the stomach starts to corrode under the influence of large amounts of hydrochloric acid, and this may eventually lead to gastritis, ulcer and erosion.

Reduced the acidity of the stomach causes incomplete digestion of proteins, resulting in the stomach to accumulate decay products. These products and poison the body while reducing the immune system. Also, with the lowered acidity of a stomach it is possible the emergence of fungal infections, inadequate absorption of vitamins and minerals. All of these symptoms may manifest themselves externally – your skin dry, pimples on the nose, weak nails and hair.

But hyperacidity of the stomach wall, greatly irritated by acid, can cause these symptoms:

— burning sensation in the esophagus or in the throat (heartburn). Usually provoke acidic juices, and products with a high content of spices. And heartburn can occur after consumption of tomato juice, peach, lemon, grapefruit, kiwi, green apples;
copper and acidic taste in the mouth;
— burp that appears when the diet is dominated by fried, fatty and spicy food (such as ice cream, cookies, cake, pastry);
— aching pain in the stomach, which increases the feeling of hunger;
— sense of swelling and heaviness in the stomach after every meal;
— constipation and diarrhea;
headaches, nausea and vomiting.

Signs of low pH are:

— emerging desire to eat something sour (cucumber, cabbage). Also I keep spices, ketchup, sour and tart juices;
— eructation with odor of rotten eggs;
— the feeling of bloating, rumbling;
dull pain near the navel;
or constipation, or diarrhoea.

But to accurately determine the acidity of the stomach and prescribe the right treatment, you should seek the advice of a physician.published



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