Does anyone know the cause of excessive stomach acid?
I had a heidelberg test and my stomach is extremely acidic. This explains the stomach pains I've been having for the past 6 months, but its pretty weird because I'm also hypothyroid and low ferritin and other things that usually go with low hcl.
I can't find any info on what causes high hcl, because it seems like nobody has this problem.
My naturopath prescribed slippery elm. She said my focus should be on protecting my stomach lining and that I shouldn't be trying to reduce the hcl, since we don't know why it is there.
She suggested that it could be somehow due to heavy metal poisoning. Other thoughts I've had are a possible reaction to celiac, although I don't know for sure if I have this. I seem to have a mild candida, could my stomach be responding to this?
Any thoughts on what could cause this or if there's something I should be doing would be helpful!