why do i get heart burn all the time when i have a fizzy drink orr alcohol drink ?!
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* Alcohol increases the production of stomach acid.
* Alcohol relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), allowing stomach contents to reflux back up into the esophagus.
* When the LES relaxes, it causes swallowing contractions to become erratic.
* Alcohol makes the esophagus more sensitive to stomach acid.
* Alcohol can lead to the development of peptic ulcers and interfere with the healing of ulcers already present.
If You'd Still Like the Occasional Alcoholic Beverage...
To minimize alcohol's affect on your digestive system:
* Dilute alcoholic beverages with water or club soda.
* Drink moderate amounts of alcoholic beverages -- the suggested amounts are 1 to 2 mixed drinks, 12 to 16 ounces of wine, or 2 to 3 beers.
* When having wine, drink white wine instead of red.
* Choose non-alcoholic beer or wine.
* Keep track of which alcoholic drinks aggravate your heartburn, and avoid them as much as possible.
Those who have GERD (heartburn) often can't drink very much of carbonated beverages, or caffeine-containing ones, or acidic drinks/foods (as well as lots of fatty or fried foods and some other things).
There are some ways to reduce the acid in your stomach, or to prevent the acid from forming in the first place, as well as things to do to keep food from coming back up to your esophagus (especially if you have a weak valve between stomach and esophagus) to cause the discomfort too.
You'll definitely be better off if you learn all about those things since the symptoms are likely to be with you pretty much forever if you don't change anything you're doing now.
They are too acidic. I have not been able to drink either for years.
You could try a swig of Gaviscon 10 minutes beforehand.
Get some TUMS or Pepcid