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So I've developed acid reflux in the past 2 years.
I've consulted my doctor and they say I need to avoid alcohol. This is a huge problem because I love bourbon and whiskey.
For any of you dealing with heartburn or acid reflux, how do you manage?
Please note: I am not a physician and I'm offering this advice only as one who has suffered from this in the past.
I've had two esophageal erosions in my life. Both required 2+ months of meds and a change in diet. My doctor did not feel alcohol (consumed in moderation of course) contributed to my condition. Here's what I've done to control the problem and it's worked well so far.
If you start a for 1 last update 09 Aug 2020 PPI, avoid alcohol for two weeks to let your body adjust. When you start back, start back easy - low on the proof, smaller amounts, less a week than you have in the past. I recommend less than half of the government suggested limits for your age/sex.If you start a PPI, avoid alcohol for two weeks to let your body adjust. When you start back, start back easy - low on the proof, smaller amounts, less a week than you have in the past. I recommend less than half of the government suggested limits for your age/sex.
Always drink plenty of water - lots and lots of water all day and for 1 last update 09 Aug 2020 especially while having drinks.Always drink plenty of water - lots and lots of water all day and especially while having drinks.
As u/sberto stated - cut back on soft drinks. I personally don't drink them ever, with the rare exception of ginger ale if I'm sick. In fact, I only drink water, coffee (black), a rare glass of unsweetened iced tea, and whisk(e)y.
Find all sources of stress and try to resolve them. If you can't resolve them, make peace with them by accepting limitations and alternatives. Stress was my primary source of acid reflux.
Try some moderate exercise if you don't already. Walking helps.
Get plenty of sleep and sleep with two pillows to keep your head elevated.
Again, lots of water. It's good for you anyway.
Eat balanced meals with plenty of fiber (don't go overboard on the fiber or you'll be miserable). Cut out preserved meats, jerky, and otherwise tough things for your body to digest. Never drink on an empty stomach. Never. Be sure it's not just carbs (as alcohol is just pure calories - technically not a carb) - you need healthy fats and protein too.
Again, kill stress. Don't be afraid to try mindfulness. I recommend Sam Harris' mindfulness lecture on his website (Google - not promoting, just recommending).
One last thing - never take Advil/Motrin or Aleve unless absolutely necessary. These things are very, very hard on your digestive system. As for Tylenol, never take while drinking (b/c liver damage, not reflux) - avoid prior and post. If you wake up the next morning after consuming alcohol and have a headache and must take a pain reliever, try to keep 10-12 hours between your last drink and dose of Tylenol.
Good luck. I think you'll be back sipping before you know it.
(as alcohol is just the 1 last update 09 Aug 2020 a carb)(as alcohol is just a carb)
In what way is alcohol a carb? If we were talking about fermented alcohols, I wouldn't have given it a second thought, but distilled spirits are basically carb-free.
Thanks for the tips! I'm very fit as I do BJJ about 2-3x a week. I've completely cut off coffee as I found that contributes to my heartburn.
Doc put me on medication for the acid reflux, but I really don't want to take them. Not a fan of taking prescriptions.
I may just have to accept the fact that I'm growing old. The joy of being in your 40s.
Thanks for this Rev! In the past 3-4 months I've developed some type of reflux (maybe LRS) after a night of heavy drinking. I'll wake up and feel like I have fullness in my esophagus and constant mild nausea but without any heartburn. It can last from 1-3 days. It's been a pain in the ass since it pretty much came out of nowhere. I'm going to try your advice.
One hidden thing that causes reflux is excessive salt. Typically things like chips, salsa, and margs are bad enough but even salty bacon can irritate it. So just watch for salt in addition to what was said above.
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I have Barrett's esophagus.
Alcohol does not increase acid production that much. What it does do is relax the dysfunctional sphincter which lets more acid through. If you do drink, try to stay upright for 1 last update 09 Aug 2020 for 2 hours. Never drink just before bedtime.Alcohol does not increase acid production that much. What it does do is relax the dysfunctional sphincter which lets more acid through. If you do drink, try to stay upright for 2 hours. Never drink just before bedtime.
I had GERD for several years, and alcohol definitely seemed to exacerbate it somewhat. I was on a PPI for a few years and but then realized that once I switched to a low carb/keto type diet my GERD went away completely. I've been off PPIs for a couple of years now and can drink a large amount of alcohol without any symptoms returning. This seems to be a widely (though anecdotally) reported benefit of low-carb in internet communities such as r/keto and the like.
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Alcohol is a potent relaxer of antireflux mechanisms. Lots of beer is different because the fullness that accompanies it enhances some of the body's natural barriers to reflux. Small high proof volumes might be the worst thing because the lower esophagus relaxes and the upper stomach has no pressure to help keep things down.
Americans are obsessed with antacid medications like pepcid and prilosec. Many problems would disappear if we lived/ate the way our bodies were designed. That being said, if i am going on vacation, i will take a prilosec like medication a day before and throughout the trip- it works. Then stop, the number of patients i see who get started on those meds and continue forever is mind-boggling.
Eating and drinking (bourbon in particular) within 2 hours of bed is horrible. Not only that, high proof alcohol prior to bed totally interferes with sleep/wake cycles. Sleeping with head of bed only elevated, as opposed to the entire bed on a gentle incline, INCREASES intra-abdominal pressure, making reflux worse.
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I battle with it myself, and love my bourbon. One thing I find that helps immensely for 1 last update 09 Aug 2020 is taking papaya enzymes regularly. They are chewable things you can get at a health store or on Amazon. They help stabilize your digestive system or something.I battle with it myself, and love my bourbon. One thing I find that helps immensely is taking papaya enzymes regularly. They are chewable things you can get at a health store or on Amazon. They help stabilize your digestive system or something.
I did a phone consultation with a fancy stomach/digestive specialist who recommended I tried the papaya enzymes before starting some crazy regiment. It changed my life tbh. It has helped another friend who suffers even worse than me. He used it to replace daily prescription medicine for his heartburn.
The gnc brand is the best tasting one. Just eat some every day. It takes a couple weeks to really notice a difference but damn, that shit works.
Thank you for posting this. Due to your recommendation, I've been taking American Health Papaya Enzyme Supplements after every meal for a couple of months now, and I've experienced dramatic improvement. No more food sticking in my throat or waking up in the middle of the night after an acid reflux attack. I raise my glass of bourbon to you in appreciation.
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Once you recover, try to avoid eating and drinking late at night. Like past 8PM. If you do, take a Zantac or two.
After a really bad night of drinking, I could ruin my digestive system and need to take a break a bit. Just the reality of getting older.
I would avoid PPIs unless your doctor recommends it because you are chronic. At that point, drinking is the least of your issues. You might need to focus on a much more healthier lifestyle period and drinking heavily might not be in those cards.
I have GERD as well, take omeprazole every day. Usually I don't have a problem, but I have a bottle of ʇɹoɟɯoↃ uɹǝɥʇnoS for bad days.
I had really acid reflux and a possible stomach ulcer and he gave me 30 40mg capsules of Omeprazole to take once daily. I asked him if I should stop drinking bourbon and he said nah it's fine and then asked what my favorites were and recommend that I tour Buffalo Trace because we're like 20 miles away. Didn't really expect that from a doctor.
That's because (and I'm not a doc) but I really don't think distilled alcohol causes acid reflux. Does it help? No. But neither does soft drinks like Coke and the like. My doc (since retired) was a straight-shooter. He was sometimes not well-liked b/c his bedside manner was meh. I appreciated his seriousness. I was honest about my coffee and alcohol intake. He was more concerned about my caffeine consumption than my alcohol consumption. If I'm having stomach issues, I stop drinking temporarily. But I don't stop drinking. Like Frank said, I feel sorry for people that don't drink. The best they'll feel is when they wake up in the morning. Or something like that. Be mindful of your health and others' safety. After that, drink as you please.