Jingeshkumar Patel, MD – How do cigarette smoking and alcohol cause gastric reflux?

Cigarettes are– typically it has any coating in there and it decreases pressure in the lower esophageal sphincter And because of that, the acid content or the food content can regurgitate in the esophagus and that can cause heartburn

In the contrary, alcohol, it has a direct effect on the lining of the stomach and esophagus It can cause gastritis and also it can cause a lot of pain, and it mimic like heartburn So there are two distinguished mechanism by which it can cause heartburn

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