For frequent sufferers of acid reflux, the pain of heartburn can put a damper on the enjoyment most of us get from drinking. But what role does alcohol play in causing heartburn, and what can be done to treat alcohol related heartburn?
Acid reflux is caused when a ring of muscle known as the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes and stays open for too long. Normally this muscle only opens to allow food to pass into the stomach, but fatty foods, caffeinated beverages, and alcohol can all cause this muscle to relax allowing stomach acid to splash up above it. When stomach acid splashes against the unprotected tissues above this muscle, it produces the pain commonly known as heartburn.
Many studies have been performed to determine the extent to which alcohol can cause heartburn, and while most of them have found that alcohol is indeed a contributing factor, results on how big a role it plays are mixed.  We do know that a high fat and acidic diet plays a larger role than the consumption of alcohol , and that some people are more predisposed to the condition than others.
One concern is that alcohol can lead to the formation of peptic ulcers, and can interrupt the healing process of ulcers that are already present. For this reason it is strongly recommended to abstain from drinking alcohol if you have a peptic ulcer.
If you commonly suffer from heartburn when drinking alcohol, there are a few things you can do to help treat and reduce it including:
You also may want to take steps to prevent heartburn in the first place. Many lifestyle habits contribute to one’s likelihood of getting heartburn, and if you change habits which put you at risk you may find that it no longer occurs every time you drink. Ways that you can lower your risk for developing heartburn include:
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