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Does drinking wine increase acid reflux?

Does drinking wine increase acid reflux?

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 more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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Can drinking coffee affect acid reflux?

Yes: The caffeine in the beverage has a direct effect on the lower esophageal sphincter (tightening muscle).It makes it more likely not to close fully.That increases the chance of reflux. ...Read more

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Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux?

Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux?

Reflux is due...: 30 y/o Female asks Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux? In general one is encouraged to drink water not only for digestion but for total body hydration. Reflux is due to some stomach content backing up into the lower end of the esophagus and causing acid/ heart burn. Water does not have much lasting effect on this. The various acid blockers/ antacids and PPI's do this ...Read more

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Does drinking apple juice help acid reflux?

Does drinking apple juice help acid reflux?

No: Many acidy foods/juices/cola beverages can cause worsening of reflux symptoms.Apple juice does not make these symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Can i drink beer in acid reflux?

Can i drink beer in acid reflux?

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 more

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Does smoking weed to acid reflux?

Does smoking weed to acid reflux?

Maybe: I assume that the question is: "does smoking weed lead to acid reflux?" my standard answer applies. It depends on what you are smoking. And, when you smoke "street" drugs, you never have any real idea of what you are smoking, exactly. So, even thought it may be, mostly, weed, there may be something else in it. And that "something else, " may well cause gerd. There is no way of knowing. ...Read more

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Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?

Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?

No: The most important aspect is reducing gerd symptoms to reduce the chronic esophagitis causing the barrett's changes that increase risk of esophageal cancer. Some patients need 20 mg others need 40 mg omeprazole. Every patient is different. It won't interfere with digestion. ...Read more

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Does drinking beer cause gas?

Does drinking beer cause gas?

Carbonation: One reason that beer could cause gas is due to carbonation. ...Read more

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Is decaf green tea Lipton with tea bags low in acid meaning won't cause acid reflux I got lpr. I can't drink water with meals ?

Is decaf green tea Lipton with tea bags low in acid meaning won't cause acid reflux I got lpr. I can't drink water with meals ?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. It is a licorice product found in health food stores. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Decaf is often made using chemicals that are not good for you. Food intake is a partial cause for reflux but not the entire picture. ...Read more

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Does drinking green tea make your liver enzymes increase?

Does drinking green tea make your liver enzymes increase?

Not with tea: Not if you are just drinking conventional green tea, without any other additives. ...Read more

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Does drinking sprite affect asthma?

Does drinking sprite affect asthma?

No: Not that I know of. Triggers for asthma include allergens (dust mite, pollen etc.), environmental (weather), irritants (dust, strong chemicals/odors), exercise, infections, reflux. I am not aware of sprite (or any other drink or food) affecting asthma - unless you have a known allergy to an ingredient. Here's a great site to get more info: http://www.aaaai.org ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Reflux (Definition)

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