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can carbonated beverages cause damage to the stomach pyloric valve and cause it to not close properly? can it also affect ph of intestine over time?

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Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Soda: Every thing in moderation is good.
Answered on Mar 10, 2014
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Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: On the other hand, it may reduce the effectiveness of the gastroesophageal junction (food pipe-stomach) especially for people with reflux symptoms.
Answered on Mar 10, 2014
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