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Well drinking water helps neutralize and rinse out stomach acid that has refluxed into the esophagus.
If you have acid reflux, drink at least six to eight glasses of water everyday before meals.
Avoid drinking water during meal time as this can worsen acid reflux symptoms.
However in some cases,if your stomach is empty and you drink a large volume of water, the water itself can fill your stomach enough to cause the LES to open. Distension (swelling) of the stomach causes it to release acid, which mixes with the water, resulting in an acidic liquid which can enter the esophagus and also cause heartburn.
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