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Janster 12-20-2007 10:01 AM

Mild dehydration & Acid Reflux symptoms?
Just curious..... and my constant efforts to research and find out what/why I have the symptoms that I do - I have one question:

Has anyone ever been told they are partially dehydrated that caused you to have Acid reflux symptoms?

Personally - I don't drink as much water as I should but I'm just not thirsty. I don't necessarily experience the classic symptoms of dehydration either. At times when I go to bed at night - If I can't fall asleep, it's usually because my heart is racing. A tall glass of water helps calm the heart rate. On a couple rare occasions, I've gone to bed feeling cold and wrapped myself up with clothes & blankets and I just couldn't get warm at all - yet It was like an inferno inside my cacoon. I got up and drank some water, and all was good.

My mom (74 years old) was just told she's *dehydrated* - but like me, she never feels the need to drink. Could I have the same thing as she does?

Can being slightly dehydrated cause symptoms of GERD? Has anyone heard of this before...?

I guess I could start trying to drink a lot more and see how things go...but my gawd, I'll be running to the bathroom constantly!

Getting older is fun....;)

aleet7 12-20-2007 11:21 AM

Re: Mild dehydration & Acid Reflux symptoms?
I'v had dehydration caused by acid reflux but haven't heard that dehydration can cause acid reflux. Like you I am constantly trying to get to the bottom of this disorder. I did hear that we shouldn't drink while we eat but drink betweens meals. This is supposed to help prevent heartburn.

I too know that I don't drink enough water. I just forget sometimes and I wait until I'm really thirsty.

Getting older is fun.....LOL....

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