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A 36-year-old member asked:

please help, how much of my acid reflux is due to stress and please help, how much is due to what i ate?

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Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Both contribute: Stress and food type both contribute to ger. Also what you eat, including caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods, greasy foods when you eat, such as later in day and before laying down make sure you are doing things to stay healthy otherwise, including not being overweight, getting regular exercise if you are on meds, ask doc whether they could be contributing to ger best wishes!

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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is acid reflux sometimes triggered by stress?

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Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
Possible: It is possible that stress may trigger you to eat/drink/smoke certain things that may increase reflux symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering what effect does stress have on acid reflux?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Not much: Stress can affect all systems of your body and can cause some malfunction. Acid reflux is more of a mechanical problem caused by a weak muscle in the esophagus...So it mostly runs in families and is a chronic condition which requires long term antacid use for treatment.

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