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What type of alcohol is better to drink when you have acid reflux?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 39 years experience
None really: Alcohol is a direct irritant of the esophagus (the connection from mouth to stomach) and the stomach. If you already have reflux disease, then any alcohol will cause worse problems. Reflux can be treated by eating smaller amounts more often, being cautious about things that cause irritation, not eating/drinking before sleep, and propping the head of the bed up. Good luck!
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