Can Drinking Water Cause
necessary for our survival, based on the many accounts I have
heard of from my readers, I wanted to address the question
"Does drinking too
much water cause heartburn?" I have had
this happen to me a few times and decided that I needed to get
to the bottom of this as it is seriously a very dangerous
symptom. After all, if you cannot drink water
peacefully, it will be very hard to maintain a
main problem seems to come from the fact that when the water
goes into your stomach and mixes with the acid, numerous triggers make it
come back up and if you have a weak
LES it will cause havoc upon your
throat, vocal chords etc. This is a
very major concern for those that have a
hernia, probably even more than they or
their doctor realizes. A hiatal hernia is simply
a large bulge within the stomach that forces its contents
into the upper regions of the stomach and beyond.
Multiple surgeries tend to make this worst but may often
be necessary for the worst cases of reflux.
Can Be Done?
There are a few suggestions
that I have but these will work on a case by case basis so
do try them out and maybe even go over them with your
doctor as I am not a medical practitioner and
do not know you exact situation.
For some people,
adding lemon or a bit of
cider to the water helps. Although these
are acidic by nature, in
many cases they actually help by preventing acid
production within the stomach by lowering its
levels. Stay away from any other
fruits, tomatoes and such as
they do not work in the same
Lose some weight, we can
all probably heed that advice even though most of us do not
want to hear it. Eat
smaller portions, and do not drink when you eat... nor drink
large amounts after you eat. Intake water
in smaller amounts throughout the day between meals and this
should help as well.
Wear loose clothing and sit upright after in
taking water. I have a bad habit of
keeping my feet on the chair and this pushes the stomach
inwards allowing for the contents to travel up. Imagine a
plastic water bottle filled with water and what happens to it
when you squeeze the bottom of it...
foods and drinks. These will do you no
good and might only add to your misery.
Drink water or your post-workout drink after
exercising. Many people will recommend it
before, or during.. but believe me when I say it, those people
do not have a problem with reflux.
Also do not strain yourself too much or do routines which
place your LES below your stomach.
This might limit some of the workouts but I think you
will notice the improvement. Keep you stomach water free
when doing any abdominal strengthening.
or other antacid before or right after
drinking. I have a hard time recommending this one as that
would mean that you have to drug yourself up eight times a day
or more as you consumer your required water intake. If it is
really this bad than you need to get some tests done, get
yourself on some good meds and maybe even consider
Instead of tap or bottled water go for
filtered as it contains zero chlorine or other
minerals which might be triggering this
condition. The best filter available is the reverse
osmosis but I have a regular one that I bought and it works
just as well for me for 1/10th of the price.
Tap water is simply
terrible as it contains chlorine and once
it the stomach chlorine transforms into chlorine gas and
invokes acid production as well as being
unhealthy in itself. Save the tap water for filling up your
bathtub... and that is only if you cannot
get a filter for that as well