gastric acid

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Noun1.gastric acid - digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
digestive fluid, digestive juice - secretions that aid digestion
lipase - an enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream
pepsin - an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
chymosin, rennin - an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate
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Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat (acid reflux).
pylori bacteria, stomach acid can seep through and irritate the sensitive tissue underneath, causing inflammation.
The pills could irritate the oesophagus, or allow some stomach acid to creep back up the oesophagus when it enters the stomach, said Dr David Katz physician and the founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, United States.
Proton pump inhibitors--PPIs like Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium--are the best way to reduce stomach acid in people with reflux disease or ulcers in the esophagus.
pylori, antibiotics, along with medicines that decrease stomach acid, have been the main treatment.
Indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn, Zegerid OTC employs the dual action of omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor that lowers the amount of acid in the stomach, and sodium bicarbonate, an antacid that raises the stomach's pH level to prevent the omeprazole from breaking down in stomach acid.
Left untreated, refluxing stomach acid can damage the lining of the esophagus.
GERD (you may know it as heartburn) occurs when strong stomach acid leaks back up into the esophagus.
And many of us are particularly suffering from the so-called acid reflux which results from stomach acid imbalance.
Suppressing stomach acid is preferable to neutralising it as the effect lasts much longer.
Barrett's is caused by stomach acid damaging the lining of the oesophagus.