I recently had my thyroid out a month ago. Ever since, every meal I eat I feel i have eaten a turkey dinner. I am extremely gassy ,upper intestinal area is quite hard to the touch for hours.I have diarrhea issues afterwards as well. Can anyone explain what is going on?
also had this problem with irritable bowel and dyspepsia and possibly from thyroid fluctuating hypo and hyper.I have been good so far 8 days after half thyroid out .Have had only a few bad bloats and swelling in hands face and legs.Food seems ok but cant handle fatty foods or too much sugar it seems,straight to loo.I do take somac and antacid so that may help.Had scopes and only found irritable bowel and dyspepsia.It can be awful and feel a prisoner when the bowels over active.
Excerpts from the Puristat article "The Dangers of Low Stomach Acid" has a lot of good info. Betaine HCI with pepsin supplements and digestive enzyme supplements help prevent symptoms.
"Low Acid Symptoms
Diarrhea and constipation
A feeling of fullness
Increased incidence of parasitic infections
Stomach pain and distress
Weakened hair, nails, and skin
yeast infections, and a host of other ailments."
"Conditions Linked to Low Stomach Acid include:
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Gastrointestinal (GI) infections and parasites
Reduced night vision
Type I and II diabetes
Vitiligo (a skin disorder characterized by white patches or spots)
Weakened hair, nails, and skin"
Thanks for your help, yes totally worried all the time when is it going to strike! I still feel its bloated and all \i have eaten today were some home made fries and a pop at around 1pm today. I still feel bloated wish i could get rid of feeling.
Non obstructive acid reflux conditions are rarely due to high acid.
Excerpt from the article "Beat acid reflux naturally" by Dr. David Jockers...
"During digestion the stomach secretes acid to lower its pH to around 1.5-2.5 range. More protein in the meal results in a greater need for stomach acid. Individuals with non-obstructive acid reflux are often not able to get their pH low enough. The LES is known to be a pH sensitive valve that initiates closure when pH drops under 3.0. When the stomach does not have enough acid, the LES remains open and acid can spill into the esophageal region and damage the tissue."
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