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I need to know from the doctor if drinking water for

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JA: Hi. How can we help?
Customer: i need to know from the doctor if drinking water for heartburn will increase the acidity in the stomach and make the problem worse.
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: 3 months
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I am 27
Moderate obese
Under stress of pending exams
Reflux heartburn experienced at times
No abdominal pain
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
My concern is that water will increase acidity because of increase of h ions from the water

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Thanks for all these additional information.
I understand your concern.

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.

So you should drink water in small amount at regular intervals.
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