A 22-year-old female asked:
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does laying down shortly after eating really cause acid-reflux?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Allows not the cause: Small amounts of oral mucous travel down and into the stomach constantly, entering the stomach at odd times,opening the stomach entrance.If your stomach is processing a meal, it squeezes the contents and creates pressure.If you are upright, gravity helps keep stomach contents from going back to the mouth.If you lay flat after eating,no gravity to help, and a greater chance to reflux.
Answered on Aug 30, 2015

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