4 doctors weighed in:
Am I more likely to suffer from indigestion if I smoke?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Nicotine decreases pressure in the valve between your stomach and esophagus.
This can increase the incidence of reflux or heartburn. Smoking also increases the risk of stomach, esophageal, and colon cancer.

In brief: Yes
Nicotine decreases pressure in the valve between your stomach and esophagus.
This can increase the incidence of reflux or heartburn. Smoking also increases the risk of stomach, esophageal, and colon cancer.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Thank
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Smoking is one of the triggers of reflux.

In brief: Yes
Smoking is one of the triggers of reflux.
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors