The acidity of the stomach plays an important role in the digestion of our food, the absorption of vitamins and minerals, and in the balance of microorganisms in our GI tract. Having either too high or too low stomach acid can cause a variety of different problems.
Interestingly, the symptoms of increased stomach acid/acid reflux (gas, bloating, reflux, nausea, abdominal discomfort, change in stools, etc…) are the same symptoms experienced by persons with hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid). Not knowing the acid base balance in the stomach can lead to inappropriate treatment and may actually exacerbate one’s problems. This non-invasive test aids in the diagnosis of low stomach acid, high stomach acid, no stomach acid, gastritis, dumping syndrome, and pyloric insufficiency.
This test takes about 90 minutes to perform and costs $500 to have done.
You will get a complete test report including interpretation and recommendations from Dr Dan.