Alcohol and Reflux?

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   Posted 6/28/2011 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Have there been any studies done to see if Alcohol lowers the Lower Esophageal Sphincter pressure LONG Term or for a while after you consume it. Or does it just lower the pressure while your body is metabolizing the alcohol and while it is in your blood stream?

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   Posted 6/28/2011 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that alcohol affects the LES and irritates the stomach. I guess the LES relaxes during and some time after.

mock turtle
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   Posted 6/29/2011 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
short term, dose dependant
i suspect that longer term effects at moderate an high doses degrade the les and nerve function

heres one research article abstract


"Effects of graded doses of alcohol upon esophageal motor function.
Mayer EM, Grabowski CJ, Fisher RS.

Twenty-nine normal volunteers were subjected to manometric studies before and after intraesophageal infusion of 100-proof alcohol at doses of 80, 120, 160, and 200 ml, corresponding to 31.6, 47.4, 63.2, and 79.0 g, respectively, administered over a 15-min interval on separate days...."

read the rest at

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] "

Post Edited (mock turtle) : 6/29/2011 12:11:24 AM (GMT-6)

mock turtle
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   Posted 6/29/2011 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
or this

(the articl covers more than the title suggests, , worth reading;jsessionid=7F776E0E2624C0337B1005DCB148320D.jvm1

"High amplitude contractions in the middle third of the oesophagus: a manometric marker of chronic alcoholism?
L Grande, R Monforte, E Ros, V Toledo-Pimentel, R Estruch, G Lacima, A Urbano-Marquez, and C Pera"
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