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mast cell patients &a stomach acid

Discussion in 'Mast Cell Disorders/Mastocytosis' started by ebethc, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

    do all mast cell patients (mastocytosis & MCAS) have high stomach acid?

    I have gotten this impression and read somewhere that the extra stomach acid forces the pancreas to produce less enzymes.... taking pancreatic enzymes has been a huge breakthrough for me, so any info that lays out a plausible chain reaction that makes sense is very welcome ... EXCEPT, I don't think I have high stomach acid, in fact, I think mine is way too low! I'm testing this weekend w the baking soda test (3 days)
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  2. ryan31337

    ryan31337 Senior Member

    South East, England
    Can't comment on the pancreatic implications but acidity is often an issue with suspected GI mast cell reactions. H2 blockers are frequently recommended (anti-histamine/acid reduction). But then others will have low acid and benefit from acid supplementation, or the really unlucky ones will swing from high to low significantly...

    Anecdotally I get bouts of heart burn alongside my reactions lasting a couple of days and had Barrett's Esophagus suspected on endoscopy.
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