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Questionnaires - Low Stomach Acid

Low levels of stomach acid can lead to maldigestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Low HCI (Hydrochloric Acid) levels can lead to symptoms of indigestion, burping, abdominal bloating and excessive intestinal wind. It can lead to increased bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine as well as an increase in intestinal permeability (or leaky gut). Low HCI can also lead to the malabsorption of nutrients. The questionnaire can be printed out for completion and a copy of the book can be purchased from this website if you do not already have one.


Do I Love Low Stomach Acid?

Have you any of these symptoms? Score 1 for each ‘yes’ answer.

  • Bloating, belching, burning or wind immediately after eating
  • Indigestion
  • Dilated blood vessels in the cheeks and nose
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Iron deficiency
  • Itchy rectum
  • Nausea after taking supplements
  • Sense of fullness immediately after eating
  • Spots, acne
  • Undigested food in stool
  • Persistent mucus in throat
  • Excess wind
  • Weak, peeling or cracked fingernails

In addition

  • Do you always eat in a rush?
  • Do you not chew your food properly?

WHAT IS YOUR SCORE?

Your Score - - - /15
High Score - - - /5 (including two of the first three symptoms or 7 (not including the first two)