A 56-year-old female asked:
Is it the caffeine in tea that puts it on the "to avoid" list when you're suffering from gerd that is provoking sob and chronic bronchospasm cough?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Practice 30 years experience
GERD ; Caffeine: Yes. Of course. Caffeine is one of the products that causes the esophageal sphincter to be loose or more open allowing more acid to wash up into the esophagus.
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