Treatments for Hypochlorhydria

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3rd Nutritional Therapeutics 1 Quiz on Treatments for Hypochlorhydria, created by carlymerlo on 07/30/2013.
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Question 1

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Why do we use Betaine hydrochloride supplements to treat hypochlorhydria
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  • Betaine hydrochloride may be necessary to decrease the pH of the stomach and aid digestion.
  • Betaine HCL , a non-essential nutrient, is the naturally occurring hydrochloric acid that breaks down fats and proteins in the stomach, is required for the proper absorption of protein, calcium, vitamin B12, and iron. The low PH of the stomach’s hydrochloric acid allows it to digest any bacteria and micro-organisms that might have been ingested. Betaine HCL, naturally produced in the parietal cells of the stomach, is not found in food.

Question 2

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Why do we use Pepsin to treat hydrochlorhydria?
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  • Pepsin is an enzyme released by the chief cells in the stomach. Its zymogen is pepsinogen. It degrades food proteins into peptides. Pepsin is often found in products combined with hydrochloric acid
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Question 3

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Why do we treat Hypochlorhydria with Vitamin B3?
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  • B3 is Niacin - It is needed to stimulate HCI - via releasing histamine from gastric mast cells. Histamine binds to receptors on parietal cells which increases NADH levels in gastric mitochondria to increase ATP production which increases HCL production. Helps to release energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins It works in conjunction with other B vitamins
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Question 4

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Why do we use B5 to treat hypochlorhydria?
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  • Pantothenic acid is a co factor for acethylcholine which triggers HCI. CoA is required for metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.
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Question 5

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Why is B1 necessary to treat hypochlorhydria?
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  • Thiamine combines with ATP to form a coenzyme involved in carbohydrate metabolism. It is also involved in amino acid catabolism. Thiamine is also involved in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter production.
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Question 6

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Why do we use Zinc to treat hypochlorhydria?
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  • Zinc is essential for growth and development. It has a critical involvement in the proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis of cells. Functions that require zinc include immunity and carbohydrate and protein metabolism
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Question 7

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Why do we treat hypochlorhydria with Histadine?
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  • Histadine is an amino acid which is involved in a range of metabolic processes in the body. It converts to histamine with B6 which stimulates HCI release.
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Question 8

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Why is protein necessary to treat hypochlorhydria?
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  • The breakdown products of protein, amino acids are required for many varied digestive functions in the gastrointestinal tract such as carbohydrate digestion (production of salivary amylase, pancreatic amylase, maltase, lactase, sucrose and isomaltase) protein digestion (production of hydrochloric acid, pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin, carboxypeptidases, elastase, aminopeptidases and dipeptidases) fat digestion (production of lingual lipase, bile and pancreatic lipase) and pancreatic function (manufacture of the digestive enzymes gastrin, cholecystokinin and secretin.)
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Question 9

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How can slippery elm help to treat hypochlorhyrdia?
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  • Slippery elm has a demulcent action on the gastrointestinal tract and it is a source of fibre.
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Question 10

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How can antioxidants help to treat hypochlohydria?
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  • An antioxidant will protect agains free radical damage and oxidation damage to the gastric mucosa.
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Question 11

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What lifesyle advice would you give to someone with Hypochlorhydria?
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  • Chewing thoroughly, relaxing whilst eating, minimal fluids with food, eating at regular times, not over eating.
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Question 12

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How can apple cider vinegar help with hypochlorhydria?
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  • Apple cider vinegar helps to lower stomach pH levels and increases HCI.
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Question 13

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How can lemon juice help to treat hypochlorhydria?
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  • Lemon juice has a low pH level which helps to increase HCI. It is also a bitter digestive stimulant which stimulates the bitter taste receptors on the tongue, which in turn stimulates the secretion of saliva, HCI and gastrin in the stomach. Bitters also stimulate increased production of bile by the liver and increases the production of pancreatic enzymes.
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