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How do you tell if your heartburn problem is from low acid in the stomach or to much acid?

By November 1, 2010 - 8:21pm
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It seems that we need to know that so a to know whether to take the antiacids,etc. If it is low acid, what should you do?

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Hi Tod,
Thanks for your question and for finding EmpowHER.
If you are having persistent heartburn, it may be time to get it checked out by a doctor. Self medicating and self-diagnosis may not be the best route if you could possibly have a real problem going on. That being said, if you have minor bouts of heartburn, you can modify your diet and/or lifestyle to try and pinpoint the cause of your discomfort. Here is a video with Dr. Andrew Weil about that:
Natural Remedies for Heartburn - Dr. Weil
Here also is an article about determining the cause of heartburn:
Determining the Cause of Heartburn
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

November 2, 2010 - 12:18pm
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