Digestive Enzymes and acid reflux

Digestive Enzymes

Supplemental digestive enzymes may reduce GERD symptoms. Delayed gastric emptying and a large volume of food in the stomach are associated with GERD symptoms, and supplementation using digestive enzymes may reduce these factors. Digestive enzymes are commonly included in combination products, including lipase, amylase, protease, maltase, lactase, sucrase, phytase, and cellulase. Clinically, some patients actually benefit from hydrochloric acid and pepsin supplementation, including individuals who have low levels of stomach acid and delayed gastric emptying. ( Mahmood A,,2007)