achlorhydria


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an abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice

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[6,7] A more likely mechanism is decreased iron absorption from hypo or achlorhydria resulting from chronic gastritis.
Other features may include esophagitis, cardiospasm, achlorhydria, nail deformation that includes koilonychias or clubbing, enlargement of spleen and thyroid, splenic tumors, dermatitis, seborrheica, hyperkeratosis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, blepharitis, and visual disturbances [1].
Type 1 carcinoid tumors are found in association with chronic atrophic gastritis and achlorhydria and are usually multiple, nodular, or polypoid in nature and less than 1 cm in size [20].
Over 60% of patients with CVID have digestive disorders [6-9], such as atrophic gastritis, gastric achlorhydria, imbalance of the intestinal microbiota, parasitosis, lactase deficiency, and malabsorption of cobalamin [6, 8-10].
The anemia may be attributable to decreased iron absorption secondary to hypochlorhydria or achlorhydria, blood loss, or vitamin [B.sub.12] deficiency in the setting of autoimmune metaplastic atrophic gastritis.
We report a patient who required a high dose of thyroxine (>2.75 mcg/kg/day) in the presence of achlorhydria and decreased gastric motility associated with gastroparesis excluding other factors that could potentially result in malabsorption.
Watery diarrhea, hypokalemia and achlorhydria syndrome is a rare cause of chronic secretory diarrhea arising from a vasoactive intestinal peptide releasing tumor.
For example, achlorhydria, which is often observed in elderly subjects, may result in reduced colonization resistance and lead to bacterial overgrowth of the stomach and the small intestine.
Heath and Patek observed that among patients with iron-deficiency anemia, the rate of the hemoglobin response to iron therapy was lower in those who had achlorhydria than in those without (8).
It is produced by bacteria over-growth, which is favored by frequent achlorhydria in the elderly, decreased intestinal motility, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and intake of antacids, which cause diminished capacity to liberate vitamin B12 bonded to foods or proteins.
behavioral Deficiency disorders during pregnancy is linked to neural tube defects B12 (cobalamin): Methylation cycle (cofactor methionine synthase) 10% to 15% of < 3% to 9% Depression, Vegetarian or older adults irritability, vegan diet anemia, achlorhydria, fatigue, older adults.
The predisposing factors for ingestion and subsequent impaction are dentures causing defective tactile sensation of the palate, sensory defects due to cerebro-vascular accident, previous gastric surgery facilitating the passage of foreign bodies, achlorhydria where the foreign body passes unaltered from the stomach, previous bowel surgery causing stenosis and adhesions and diverticula predisposing to impaction.
Consequently, in states of gastrin hypersecretion, such as achlorhydria and gastrinomas, the longer gastrin peptides predominate in plasma (19, 20).
To date, the only studies that have examined the impact of PPIs on intestinal calcium absorption were limited by the health status of the participants--all either had renal failure and were on hemodialysis or had hypo- or achlorhydria, chronic conditions known to adversely affect calcium metabolism.
Continued use of these agents can in turn lead to a plethora of side effects ranging from dryness of mouth to achlorhydria, atrophic gastritis, osteodystrophy and encephalopathy (5).