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Diagnosed as acid in stomach. What does stomach lumen pH means?

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I was wondering what my "stomach lumen pH" ought to be just before I eat. My doctor says that I have too much acid in my stomach.
Posted Sun, 5 Aug 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 20 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query

The normal pH range for stomach acid is between 1.5 and 3.5

It is usually hypersecretion that causes he problems

It is also common after gall bladder removal

I had recommend this to you :

Avoid fried and fatty meals
Avoid Aerated Drinks
If used to alcohol and smoking avoid these

Take small frequent meals
And add a proton pump inhibitor twice a day

Antacid will help neutralize the existing acid but will not help reduce or control the hypersecretion

Hope this helps
Do write back in case of doubts
Wishing you a healthy life ahead
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Follow-up: Diagnosed as acid in stomach. What does stomach lumen pH means? 1 hour later
Thank you so much for you r response:

Is the "gastric lumen" the same as the "stomach lumen?" Would a pH of 2-3 just before I eat be considered normal?
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 13 hours later

Yes the gastric lumen and stomach lumen are one and the same

Apparently Normal in this range

Hope this answers your query
Wishing you a Speedy Recovery
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