Does Coke cure acid reflux?
Not for most people, no.
GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease), stomach contents passing into the esophagus, is usually not cured with medications. The factors that contribute to GERD are the lower esophageal sphincter tone, hiatal hernias, esophageal contractions, and emptying of the stomach. To cure it you'd have to have surgery to reinforce the lower esophageal shpincter.
Most people find that the symptoms of chest pain, heartburn, throat discomfort/ hoarseness and swallowing problems can be treated by decreasing the acidityof the stomach contents with medications such as Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec (omeprazole). Usually after a short course the symptoms resolve and the medication can be stopped. Most people find that acidic foods such as tomato sauce, citrus and carbonated beverages make it worse. In additions large meals, fatty meals and lying down with food in the stomach increase the reflux and so make it worse. Acidic foods, alcohol and NSAIDs (Aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, naproxen) injure the stomach lining and so make symptoms worse. Caffiene (as is found in Coke) relaxes the lower esophgeal sphincter and so increases the amount refluxed.
There is a theory, held by a small number of people and virtually no well respected experts, that the symptoms are from insufficient stomach acid and so taking acids in the form of apple cider vinegar (and I guess Coke according to the questioner) will help. If this was the case then one would expect the medications like Tums and Zantac to make thing sworse, not better.
While it is possible that there is a small group of people who have the opposite from the more common problem, for the vast majority of peope with stomach problems vinegar and soda should be avoided.
Soda is very acidic and would probably be a poor choice for someone with acid reflux. You'd be much better off with water so you don't get all of that acid, sugar, and empty calories anyway.
Coke and vinegar are both acidic, and so would make your acid reflux worse. Read More
Coke contains things that aggravate acid reflux: carbonic acid (the fizz) and caffeine. You can drink it (it won't kill you) but maybe you shouldn't. Read More
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No, the Rum itself reduces the carbonic acid somehow but I'm not sure why.I just know that I can't drink coke by itself without the rum or else I get acid reflux. Read More
vinegar is an acid (acetic acid). Acid reflux happens when there is too much acid. It's not good to consume more acid during a spell of acid reflux. Taking something alkaline is the way to go. It can help neutralize the acid not add to it. Drinking lemon water or herbal tea helps. Also eating spinach, green beans, celery asparagus helps. Read More
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Medical treatment with antaciids and anti reflux medication. If no improvement and symptoms persist after 2 years of medical treatment, or severe symptoms interfering with normal life style consider anti reflux surgery Read More
Heartburn is a symptoms of acid reflux that shows up as tightness, pain or discomfort in the chest area. Acid reflux occurs when acid in stomach regurgitates up into the esophagus. Heartburn follows by the acid reflux. Heartburn can not happen without acid reflux. Read More
yes, acid reflux can be treated. I prevent my acid reflux with Gaviscon and stop the pain after feeling it with prevacid. I do not believe acid reflux can be completely cured but it can be very well controlled. Read More
Pineapple is not the best thing to eat if you have acid reflux because most all fruits have citric acid which can effect your acid reflux. :) Read More
Acid reflux, also called gastroesophangeal reflux, is when the acid in the stomach comes back up the esophagus. Acid reflux develpos over a period of time and can be relieved by using natural remedies. Some ways to relieve the symptoms are eating several small meals each day, eating less acidic foods, cut back or stop smoking and drinking alcohol. You might have to try different methods until yo ufind what works for you. Read More
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is the abbreviation meaning acid reflux. Read More
I don't know why but when I have really bad stomach problems and acid reflux, I can eat grits and the settles my stomach and gets rid of the acid? Read More
Gastroesophageal reflux, abbreviated GERD, is the medical term meaning acid reflux. Read More
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It can be, but having a cough does not mean you have acid reflux. Read More
No you can't, but a hernia can be a reason that you are experiencing acid reflux symptoms. Read More
it's called reflux and caused by acid indigestion. Basically the acid in your stomach comes up into your throat. Pharmacies sell acid indigestion remedies but you should consult your doctor to see why you have it Read More
Usually a month of a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or lanzoprazole taken daily will be enough to cure it. Read More
Crystal Light has citric acid in it, and this may contribute to your acid reflux. Read More
Acid Reflux is referred to as GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) but it is most commonly known as heartburn (symptom of reflux). Read More
Alot of people have heart burn and think it is acid reflux but it really is just an imbalance of stomach acid. Taking a probiotic with bifidus culture can prevent reoccuring indegestion. Another way to battle heart burn is by eating natural yogurt. You need to regulate your digestive system not cause an imbalance in your stomach acid which causes more heart burn. Read More
That was the "household cure" for heartburn, or acid reflux, before more specific remedies were created. It's an okay emergency measure, but not a good one to use regularly, as it messes with the pH of the stomach and puts WAY too much sodium into the body. Read More
Well, acid reflux is definitely not a good thing. It can kill you by acid rising to your esophagus and burning it. Read More
yes you may ride a roller coaster with acid reflux. Read More
just because you have acid reflux doesn't mean you can't cry Read More
You can find information about the symptoms of acid reflux disease online. There are many websites you can go on to find information about the symptoms of acid reflux disease. A good website to go on to find information about acid reflux disease would be Webmd. Read More
There are several causes of acid reflux. Some of these include coughing, sneezing, and the consumption of muscle relaxers. Another cause of acid reflux is a faulty lower esophageal sphincter. Read More
Apples and applesauce are great for acid reflux. They work best taken as a preventative measure....before you reflux starts. An apple a day works perfectly for me. If you do have an acid reflux attack, eating an apple or some no sugar added applesauce can be very effective at relieving symptoms. The high acidity level of the apple causes the stomach to completely halt acid production. Then the fiber in the food aids digestion. I… Read More
Vinegar is acetic acid and it's going to contribute to acid reflux. Read More
Acid Reflux happens when acid from the stomach moves up into your esophagus there are a number of health issue that can cause acid reflux these include being overweight or obese having a hiatal hernia being pregnant and taking blood pressure medication also being a smoker can cause acid reflux . Read More
Coke has baking soda -sodium bicarbonate, and this is an alkaline substance that can partially neutralize the acid in the stomach. If the nausea is related to upset stomach due to too much acid in the stomach or too much acid coming up from the stomach to the esophagus (such as in gastroesophageal reflux disease), the coke can partially relieve it. However, if the coke ingested has caffeine, caffeine will relax the junction between the… Read More
Yes, it can increase the acidity within the stomach triggering symptoms of reflux. Read More
No. All carbonated beverages are acidic, and therefore contribute to acid reflux. Read More
Celery is excellent for acid reflux. It a stalk or two before lying down. Read More
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