I have been diagnosed with gerd and a small hiatal hernia. Yesterday we had a party and I drank a little more than usual and today my chest feels like a combination of pressure and burning. Does alcohol cause gerd to act up even more than it usually does? Any one have this problem when they drink?
I can just smell alcohol and my stomach starts burning. I went to a party and had a pink wine cooler of some kind, I really thought I was going to die. It just took my breath away it burned all the way down. Beer isn't as bad, but liquor and wine are horrible. I've had one beer since early December. It's so not worth it.
I talked to the doctor last week about this. I brought up food and drinks with GERD and acid reflux. He said to avoid alcohol. It will make it flare up. It relaxes the muscle by the sternum and cause the acid to come up. Actually alcohol, caffeine drinks like coffee and pop will cause that little muscle to relax and then your stomach contents can creep up causing the problem. It may not be such a problem but if there is acid in there like more than the normal person it will come up and burn. I had wine two night ago and have had a major set back. But the Cheeseburger didn't help eithor.
i think that it depends on the person . i know two freinds who are on daily ppi and they both drink alcohol fine, one drinks a beer every nite and she has no issues..........the other has prob a wine or two a week an no issues either.........i must amitt before i released what was happening ie i have gerd or gb issues (seeing spec tonite) i was never bothered by acholol either.
its very individual and you may be able to have a drink again when you are more healed and your tummy and throat are not so inflamed