hypochlorhydria


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hypochlorhydria

[‚hī·pō‚klȯr′hī·drē·ə]
(medicine)
Reduction in the hydrochloric acid content of gastric juice.
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22) This makes sense since gastric ulcer patients may have hypochlorhydria or achlorhydria whereas duodenal ulcer patients are more likely to be hyperchlorhydric.
6) Carriers of IL-1RN 2/*2 and IL-1B-511 T have been reported to be at increased risk of hypochlorhydria and gastric cancer.
Significant hypochlorhydria as a result of PPI therapy may cause calcium malabsorption, resulting in a higher risk of bone fractures.
Helicobacterpylori in cathartic stools of subjects with and without cimetidine-induced hypochlorhydria.
Atrophic body gastritis (ABG), (4) a disorder that increases the risk for gastric cancer (1), is characterized by chronic inflammation of oxyntic mucosa that leads to progressive atrophy of the oxyntic glands with consequent hypochlorhydria (2).
pylori culture and subsequently experienced severe acute gastritis with hypochlorhydria.
Zinc deficiency may result in emotional disorders, food allergies, insulin resistance, delayed puberty, rough skin, delayed wound healing, growth retardation, hypogonadism, hypochlorhydria, mental lethargy, short stature, diarrhea, stretch marks or striae (which may be misinterpreted as Bartonella in some patients with Lyme disease), white spots on the fingernails, reduction in collagen, macular degeneration, dandruff, skin lesions such as acne, hyperactivity, loss of appetite, reduced fertility and libido, transverse lines on the fingernails, defective mineralization of the bones leading to osteoporosis, and many others.
Likewise, hypochlorhydria, gluten intolerance, allergic sinusitis, headache, and toothache have all significantly benefited with the use of the proteolytic enzyme papain.
4) Similar mechanisms of bacterial survival and selection may be at play in the case of C septicum infection under conditions of hypochlorhydria.
Advanced HIV disease is associated with hypochlorhydria, and peptic ulceration is unusual in this setting.
This would occur through induction of hypochlorhydria, which may reduce bone resorption through inhibition of osteoclastic vacuolar proton pumps and result in an increased risk of hip fracture in elderly patients.