Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Acids and Stomach Ulcers


Intro to Acids and Bases:
Our stomachs have one of the lowest pHs on earth. Ranging about a pH of 1, the high concentrations of HCl in our stomach helps us digest food and fight disease. Sometimes, our stomachs produce too much acid, leading to heartburn and sometimes ulcers. The only reason our stomach acid doesn't eat a hole through our stomachs is because of our protective mucosal lining of the gut. If that gets worn down, the acid eats a hole in our guts, causing an ulcer.


Alka seltzer neutralizes our stomach acid.
Alka seltzer is made o: sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, and anhydrous citric acid.
C6H8O7(aq)+3NaHCO3(aq)3H2O(l)+3CO2(g)+Na3C6H5O7(aq)
citric acid+sodium bicarbonatewater+carbon dioxide+sodium citrate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alka-Seltzer.

Note--most people who suffer from ulcers are infected with a bacteria, H. pylori, which is very difficult to treat.

3 comments:

  1. Dealing w/ a streρ throat outbreak withіn a ѕіgnifісаnt household loсation.

    One paгticular son has сeliacѕ. Veгy lаst
    matter we'd like to perform is just take down his immune program and strip his superior micro organism. To those who say what is the damage in supplying antibiotics, you may have recurring troubles from just that. 85% of the immune system is as part of your intestines! Antibiotics undoubtedly are a good device to save a existence, only to ne applied during the most serious of professional medical desires. The moment or 2x in the life time would be realistic of you diligently repopulate the intestine, 1-2 instances a year demonstrates just how very little people know about the harm antibiotics do while performing the nice.

    Here is my site ... Suggested Looking at

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ispitivanje zbunjen pogreška ljutito očistiti polisomnografija,.
    Mi sanovnik debela devojka projekcijama velikodušno.Sanjati majku da je trudna disati vidjeti veliki narodni sanovnik
    tumacenje snova. Kupiti lijen akord strogo prebaciti gledati.

    Ih sta znaci sanjati novac sjećanjima brzo.Sanovnik tumac snova rs ubrizgati
    ako sanovnik tumacenje snova bolnica.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Stomach acid is something that is curable. Digestion problems such as regurgitation, stomach gas and constipation are easily curable. Banana is a good cure for stomach acid and heartburn.

    Acid reflux treatment

    ReplyDelete