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I am taking calcium carbonate for my IBS-D, I also suffer with acid reflux, can the calcium make the acid reflux worse. ?
 

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here's the thing..........if the calcium carbonate seems to make ur acid reflux worse, it's not acid reflux..........because if u had excess acid in ur stomach, the calcium carbonate would neutralize the excess.........i know it's all over the tv & everywhere........if u get stomach upset when eating & all the other stuff related to it, u must take the prevailing drugs............those companies make billions on ur misery............what's happening is, u don't have enough stomach acid & too much gastrin...........gastrin gets over produced, trying to get more hydrochloric acid (HCl) produced........it's part of the feedback loop to keep ur stomach at a low Ph.......this low Ph, by the way, is what keeps germs & bacteria from entering the body, the acid kills them.........now, the calcium carbonate needs a lot of HCl to dissolve it, it also raises the Ph of the stomach by quite a bit.........it's Ph is somewhere around 13, the stomach needs to b kept near 2,3 or 4..........so if u r having trouble with this situation, then u need to increase the HCl of ur stomach..........(& for those of u who think u only need the HCl when digesting protein, let me tell u, while normal biological activity thru-out the body is going on, it tends to raise the Ph of the stomach, even if there's no food to digest).........this will make u feel like u want to die, now........& those things u hear about the body becoming acidic from toxins & so u don't need anymore acid, well, those acids r waste acids that need to b gotten rid of............HCl is suppose to b naturally produced in the stomach & it keeps the oxygen high in the blood stream & all the tissues & organs humming along doing what they r suppose to b doing..........w/o enough HCl, all things slow down & u become a cesspool of garbage.........the HCl keeps thing going the way it's suppose to..........i suggest u read my other posts or look up HCl on the net.........read the medical stuff, it's quite an eye opener..........also, if u suppress the normal acid production to any degree, for any length of time, u will eventually suffer from malnutrition & the subsequent diseases caused by it........i'll grant u, it takes some time to do it, but during the process, many things will go wrong & u feel like u r slowly dying.........ever so slowly........ibs is just one of those things that goes haywire..........all the things in the digestive track get all out of balance when just one things is in short supply.........too much gastrin, which can cause weight gain, just to name one, too much bile, too much histamine, which causes all kinds of allergy symptoms, including food & sinus allergies, over growth of candida, which can ultimately kill u.........there is so much too this, u need to do alot of research........i have written many posts here, that go into further detail.........just remember one thing, the human body has the ability to keep all systems running well & contrary to popular belief, pharmaceutical drugs don't heal anything, they only suppress symptoms...........if they actually cured, u would get better & not have to take them for yrs or for life...........that's maintance or addiction, u figure out which..........
 

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Hi Cherrypie, Calcium Carbonate is the generic of Tums (brand name in the U.S., which is used to treat acid reflux), so it will actually make your acid reflux better
 
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