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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. Stephen Scholand
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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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What should I eat and drink if I am prone to having acid reflux?

What should I eat and drink if I am prone to having acid reflux?

Acid Reflux diet: Avoid caffeine (coffee, teas, soda), mint, fried foods, alcohol, tomato products, high fat dairy products such as cheese. Foods that can be protective include oatmeal, lean meats and fish, salads, melons and bananas can be good for some people. ...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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I Feel like theres a rock in my chest. It hurts to eat or drink anything, like its trying to get around the rock. I normally have awful acid reflux.

 I Feel like theres a rock in my chest. It hurts to eat or drink anything, like its trying to get around the rock. I normally have awful acid reflux.

Dysphagia: You will need to be seen by a gastroenterologist. You may need an upper endoscopy or an xray-esophagram to evaluate these symptoms further. ...Read more

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Can i drink pineapple juice to help acid reflux?

Can i drink pineapple juice to help acid reflux?

Avoid acidic foods: Pineapple juice would likely make acid reflux worse, along with caffeine, peppermint, chocolate, spicy foods, and acidic food such as tomatoes and citrus fruits. Be sure not to eat within 2 hours of lying down to sleep, elevate the head of your bed or use extra pillows. If these things don't work you could try over the counter antacid medications such as ranitidine. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux. Will I ever be able to drink soda, drink coffee and eat spaghetti sauce again?

I have acid reflux. Will I ever be able to drink soda, drink coffee and eat spaghetti sauce again?

YES!: Once your symptoms are well controlled you can start re-introducing these pleasurable items to your diet. However, you might never be able to consume as much as you used to without recurring symptoms or damage to your esophagus. Moderation is the key especially with sodas since they can not only worsen reflux directly, but also cause weight gain that can indirectly make reflux worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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