Achlorhydria - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Kaushik Bharati
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Dec 22, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for Achlorhydria?

You should consult a gastroenterologist.

2. Is achlorhydria a serious condition?

Although not life-threatening, prompt treatment will prevent complications.

3. How can I tell if I have achlorhydria?

If you experience bloating, belching, heartburn, abdominal pain or constipation, you could be suffering from achlorhydria.

4. Can a newborn baby suffer from achlorhydria?

Yes. It is natural for babies to have comparatively less gastric acid.

5. Can stress cause achlorhydria?

Yes. At first, there will be hyperacidity due to excessive secretion of gastric acid, but as the stress increases over time, the peptic glands tend to get exhausted, resulting in significantly lower acid secretion, which can result in hypochlorhydria or achlorhydria.

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