Why does soda (like Dr. Pepper) help my heartburn?
As all pops have carbonation to them it has nothing to do with that or any pop would help you. You have to look at what causes heartburn to decide if it's pop or not. It's caused when extra gastric acid is released into the stomach. That happens when there is pressure on the nerves to your stomach which happens when your back muscles are tight to press into them, setting off the chain of events. The extra acid in your stomach is what would cause acid reflux and GERD and IBS as it works its way out of your system. You can be tense before drinking the pop to cause the pressure on the nerves in your back and when you drink it you are relaxing your muscles and that would release the pressure off those muscles. So it can be more mental but it keeps working so it's easy to tie the two together. When you try other pops its still in your mind it's not going to work so you aren't relaxing like you do when you get to your good old dr. pepper. Good stuff. Freeing up your back muscles will release the tight ones that have been tensing up to press into the nerves going to your stomach which will stop the problem from happening at all and here's how to free them up: Back: (do while sitting on a chair) Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front, and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm as straight as possible. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, then release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side. For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
Why alcohol worsens acidity and heartburn?
As the fermented fruits, oats, wheat, barley, hops or yeast cooks and becomes alchohol it never stops fermenting. after you've consumed what was in an airtight container it begins to continue fermentation in your system. Hence gas, bloating and heartburn are the result.
Why does sprite give me terrible heartburn and indigestion? I am perfectly fine drinking 7 Up, though.
I would for sure shy away from all sodas due to the high acidity in them as well as high sugar levels which can make heartburn and acid reflux much worse. Here is a great article and read on what to avoid if you have heartburn and what things to eat to help get rid of it. Here is a little snippet, check out the rest here:What you eat has a huge impact on whether or not you will feel the effects of acid reflux or not. Yes, there are certain foods you SHOULD be incorporating if you want that awful burning to go away, for good.Here is a list of foods you must try if looking for any degree of heartburn relief:Apple Cider Vinegar- helps by balancing stomach acid while reducing the symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn.Coconut Water- aids with acid reflux and heartburn due to its high potassium and electrolyte levels. Hydration is a crucial part of reducing symptoms of acid reflux, especially before bedtime.Kombucha- greatly increases the “good” bacteria in our gut while removing the “bad” bacteria associated with causing excess production of acid.Bone Broth- many people suffer from acid reflux and heartburn due to lack of enough acid in their gut, that’s right, not enough acid. Lack of enough acid leads to undigested food in your stomach, which leads to pressure build up. That excess pressure in your gut pushes acid upward, giving you that burning feeling in your throat. Bone broth acts by increasing bile in your stomach helping to fully breakdown all food minimizing pressure build up leading to less acid reflux symptoms.Milk- although this may seem to help initially due to the milk coating your stomach and esophagus, long term effects of milk for treating heartburn isn’t very promising.
Why does drinking Sprite help when you're sick?
From my experience, I don’t think soda works best for me. For one, it has way too many sugars in it, and it makes me feel bloated. I also learned that ginger ale actually does NOT have any real ginger, so it honestly makes no sense to drink soda, unless for the carbonation or to ease nausea.Eating is obviously ruled out because of the lack of appetite while ill, so I believe the best solutions are natural remedies for sickness, for instance, ginger or spearmint caffeine free tea. If you’re under the weather, it’s best to get fever grass (wheat grass) leaves, two cloves of garlic, and ginger or spearmint caffeine free tag bag. You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper, since pepper helps with congestion and knocking out fevers.Bring the water to boil, and place all the above in the water. Let it boil for 7 to 12 minutes, and then pour the tea in a cup. Wait another 5 to 10 minutes (covered) for the remedy to be absorbed, and drink the tea every 2 to 3 hours. Do not add any sugar: so no honey, brown sugar, or sweeteners. Your home will smell of strong garlic, and that could possibly help with any congestion you may have.And of course, drink room temperature water, crackers for energy and saltiness, and lots of rest. Stay away from any mucus (phlegm) building foods like dairy and sugar. Absolutely no cold foods or drinks as it can irritate the throat!If your stomach feels uncomfortable, like gas is trapped, the tea can help. In addition, massaging your stomach, especially the lower abdomen, can help bowel movements, which can help with passing of gas as well. Putting your knees to your chest and pressing down can also apply pressure on the stomach, forcing the gas to come out. And burping helps too.But of course, this may not work for you , but I hope this helps.This is from my experience, and from back home (Jamaica) knowledge of trying to rid of illness. But modern medicine is fine, or even just sticking out the cold until you feel better is okay as well. As long as you’re getting enough rest to fight the illness and drinking room temperature water, you should be fine, unless symptoms persist longer than it should without any sort of recovery. That’s when it’s time to visit your primary care.
How does Sprite help acid reflux?
Anything with bubbles and no action against increased abdominal pressure or poor sphincter competence is likely to help acid reflux much.It is better to stick with antacids as ordered, meds like prevacid and to stay away from coffee, alcohol, chocolate, peppermint and other offending foods and lose weight or have the baby, take care of the hiatal hernia if one exists, and make recommended changes in the position of the head of the bed or to sleep on ones left side.If the over the counter meds are not working within the time specified on the package, or eve if they are and the package says to stop after 2 weeks, let your practitioner know so they can help you feel better on a more consistent basis. Simply diluting the stomach with more water or soda pop does not work well or efficiently.The source: How Does Sprite Help Acid Reflux?If it wasn’t bad enough that acid reflux and GERD had links to things like cancer now studies are showing some of the medications themselves increase the chances of getting cancer. Great.Especially when you consider roughly 20% of the US is dealing with GERD to at least some extent.But it’s not like the medication was doing a bang up job anyway. Between lazy diagnosis and the vast majority of medications just masking the symptoms rather than doing anything about the root cause it’s not like I was a fan. A life long list of medications with limited use which also include their own side effects.Great.The alternative is actually to deal with the root of the problem and there are clinically proven ways of doing this. But then we’d have to stop giving all our money to the drug companies who profit more from us being stuck on their pills for life. Check this out if you haven’t already seen it: Stop Heartburn Within 48 Hours
How can Sprite help ease an upset stomach?
I NEVER use OTC stomach remedies OR Sprite. Sodas simply aren’t good for you unless it’s your only and last choice.I have been using the most inert and cheap product out there to date…. I use one level tsp of baking SODA (not powder) in icy cold water since the 80s and it neutralizes the upsetting acids in your tummy almost instantly. The colder the water, the easier it is to drink. Try it once and you’ll get rid of those purple pills and even Tums unless you want Tums for the Calcium.
Can stomach gas and acidity cause chest and left arm pain?
Yes and especially at the tip of the shoulder.It is sometimes connected with the pain in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen due to the gas in flexure of large intestine in that region,or in stomach itself.