Anyone out there checking foods or stools for acidity? What Ph is recommended for these things?? I am trying to figure out if I need more antacid to stop the rectal/anal burning (and belly burning)or if I may be getting an alkali burn now. Any suggestions??
The pH of what goes in is not related to what goes out. Ideally, people who eats lots of fiber will probably have a slightly acidic pH to their stool due to the production of fatty acids. However, some of these fatty acids will be absorbed.If one is not digesting carbohydrates, then the pH might be lower, but I'd wonder if it is the slightly acidic pH that is causing burning. The burning may be related to the nerves being sensitive.[This message has been edited by flux (edited 03-01-2000).]
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