I was wondering if there is some kind of connection between the two.
I have been suffering from digestion issues for about 3 to 4 years and I was diagnosed with LADA about a year ago.
It started with severe belching. The belching was like non stop and it would start at any time of the day. It stopped when I went on gluten free diet and dairy free diet. Looking back looks like I got some food allergies/intolerances along the way.
I also had lot of acidity/GERD like symptoms, I could hardly run in the gymn as it caused it to be more severe. Doctor put me on PPI to reduce stomach acid. It helped little. The acidity only went away after gluten/dairy free diet.Doctor should have test me for stomach acid production before prescribing PPI (Proton pump inhibitors).
Reading more about the acidity, I have started taking betaine hcl recently, Its possible I may be low on stomach acid. I don't feel any burning after taking it so its possible its true. I do feel skin dryness after taking it. It's listed as the sideffects as it takes out potassium/magnesium from bloodstream. Maybe need to consume more of these minerals.I know, I should get tested first for it. I will mention it to the doctor on my next visit this week,
I also have constipation issues. One of the reasons is that I have taken out wheat ( fiber) from the diet.
Just trying to share my experiences so far regarding digestion. I would also like to learn from others experiences and what benefitted them.
Some of the things I am trying to learn is
a) Can you ever go back to gluten/dairy diet once you are off it? Currently my body treats it as foreign object and I get a reaction even with small quantity. It wasn't there earlier.
b) I have read about restoring gut flora, Has anyone done it successfully and how?
c)Any experiences with taking hcl supplement.
d) Any other tips to improve digestion
Please do share your experiences. I think digestion is very important and entire health depends on it.