Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency: Food Digestion Acid Deficiency

Functions of Hydrochloric Acid

  • Hydrochloric acid is secreted in the stomach, and the main function of hydrochloric acid is to aid food digestion. It converts pepsinogen to pepsin, which breaks down protein present in the food. When there is hydrochloric acid deficiency, pepsinogen is not converted to pepsin and there