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Acid Reflux Carbonated Drinks
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Yes: All forms of alcohol, whether in wine, beer or distilled spirits, can increase reflux and its symptoms. The other major risk factors are being overweight and especially smoking cigarettes. Many people find that acidic food or beverages (which wine is) increase their reflux symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: No one knows exactly the cause of the gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, research has shown the results remain diverse and contradictory. Some study showed no significant associations between beer consumption and reflux symptoms. Another found that drinking beer decrease in reflux symptoms. The consensus is limit or avoid consumption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...Read more
Maybe: If the spicy food gives you gastritis it is clearly not beneficial to you and should be avoided. Tums (calcium carbonate) may help a little but overall you are creating damage. It is the same principle as taking a migraine medication before you eat the triggering foods. Not really a wise choice. ...Read more
Suffering from acid reflux-bad breath, regurgitation. Ppis, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, antiacids don't work. Solutions ?
complex: In general, less sugaris a good idea. Pay attention to what foods cause more reflux, and try to avoid those. Unfortunately, reflux is one of the many problems caused or worsened by pregnancy. Should resolve afterwords, notwithstanding the stress of rearing a child. It is still however a privilege. ...Read more
Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more
For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?
Ayurveda for Acidity: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Hyperacidity can be very uncomfortable. It can be due to various foods, medical condition or stress. Citric acid is used as a preservative and it can aggravate acidity. For hyperacidity, Ayurveda advises to avoid vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol. ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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