The blame may be on the countless coffees you drink.
Gastric reflux occurs when stomach acid rises into the esophagus and irritates its lining.
This can lead to heartburn, sore throat, dry cough and even chest pain.
It is known that certain foods and beverages, such as alcohol, coffee, spicy food or peppermint, for example, can spur this problem because they relax the sphincter, a muscle located between the esophagus and the stomach, which normally prevent and regurgitate the acid.
Dr. Keri Peterson tells the American edition of Women’s Health magazine that if you are ‘addicted’ to coffee and you usually suffer from gastric reflux, you should try to reduce the consumption of this drink because coffee is an acidic drink and therefore can aggravate the symptoms.
Avoid drinking coffee – as well as other drinks and sour foods – is the best you can do, but if this is too difficult, you can stay for one coffee a day in the middle of the day.
The specialist also reveals other switches to try to reduce gastric reflux: make small meals, wait at least three hours to go to sleep after eating, stop smoking and maintain a healthy weight. And of course, if you do not resolve you should see a doctor.