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Can alcohol aggravate the symptoms of acid reflux, including heartburn?
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Alcohol along with caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, mint and certain medications can worsen esophageal reflux.

In brief: Yes
Alcohol along with caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, mint and certain medications can worsen esophageal reflux.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Yes
Alcohol is one of the main factors, probably together with obesity and smoking, that influence developing reflux and heartburn.
If you have poured alcohol on a cut, you know that it burns! it does the same thing in your esophagus and stomach, as well as relaxing the valve (sphincter) that keeps the acid in your stomach from going up into your esophagus. People with bad reflux should avoid it.

In brief: Yes
Alcohol is one of the main factors, probably together with obesity and smoking, that influence developing reflux and heartburn.
If you have poured alcohol on a cut, you know that it burns! it does the same thing in your esophagus and stomach, as well as relaxing the valve (sphincter) that keeps the acid in your stomach from going up into your esophagus. People with bad reflux should avoid it.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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