Drinking water during meals

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apolloreflux
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   Posted 8/25/2014 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there everyone,

I was wondering if anybody experienced more reflux or LPR symptoms when drinking water during meals. I know there's three schools of thoughts on this:

a. It helps because it dilutes the stomach acid.
b. It aggravates reflux because it dilutes the stomach acid and thus food only gets partially digested. Microbes in the small intestine then feed on these and produce gas.
c. It aggravates reflux because it increases the stomach contents.

Just wondering on what everyone's personal experiences are!

Thanks

Daxter
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   Posted 8/25/2014 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Right now I have no choice but to drink water eith everything I eat, else it all gets stuck. Alkaline water alone triggers my post nasal drip/breathlessness.

Alcie
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   Posted 8/25/2014 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Your stomach can make more acid very quickly.

Food continues to be digested in the stomach until the valve at the bottom opens.

There aren't supposed to be very many bacteria in the small intestine.

Water is absorbed very quickly from the stomach.

Unless you're guzzling liters of water while eating, go ahead and drink what you need. I'm with Dax. I don't make enough saliva to swallow food.

hairy debbie
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   Posted 8/25/2014 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
i cant drink to much or have soup with a meal because the water comes right back up for some reason. as long as i sip and dont drink more then a half a cup im usually fine.

apolloreflux
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   Posted 8/26/2014 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your responses everyone!

Dax I'm curious as to what you said about alkaline water; I heard (on these forums and elsewhere) that its suppose to be good for reflux because of its ability to neutralize pepsin, but I'm getting suspicious because I think it might actually be triggering some symptoms. Could you tell me about your experiences with alkaline water?

Daxter
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   Posted 8/26/2014 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
apolloreflux said...
Thanks for your responses everyone!

Dax I'm curious as to what you said about alkaline water; I heard (on these forums and elsewhere) that its suppose to be good for reflux because of its ability to neutralize pepsin, but I'm getting suspicious because I think it might actually be triggering some symptoms. Could you tell me about your experiences with alkaline water?


To be honest, Gaviscon Advance also triggers symptoms in me; alkslibe water tends to make my throat burn and fill with mucus while G.Advance can block my airways combined with mucus. My impedance says I don't have LPR, as do my Peptests, but..
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