Hi! I just have two questions: 1. It is normal to feel a sensation of acidity in my stomach right when I start to get hungry? 2. Is it normal for my stomach to start generating acids if I past too much time without eating? thanks!
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replied September 14th, 2015
Hi! Thanks for your query on eHealth Forum!

Well, yes, it is normal for acids to pour into your stomach when you get a hunger pang. However, usually one does not get this feeling of acidity.

It is quite possible that you are suffering from acidity. You need to make some life style changes such as taking a late night snack, drinking cold milk, avoiding heavy meals and eating frequent small meals, avoiding too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones, avoiding heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal, raising the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees, and avoiding lying down for least 2 hours after food.

If these tips do not help, then liver function test, pancreatic enzymes, and HIDA scan for gall bladder should be done. Food intolerance and inflammatory bowel conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s, celiac etc should be considered. Log in what you eat and see if there is a correlation between a certain food type and the symptoms.

Hope this helps! Take care!



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