Alcohol Can Lead to Stomach Irritation

Alcohol Can Lead to Stomach Irritation

Alcohol can lead to stomach irritation. This isn’t necessarily an allergic reaction, but it’s a direct reaction to a toxin of sorts. Alcohol, when it gets into the stomach, actually causes an increase in secretion of stomach acid, and that increased secretion of stomach acid can cause tenderness and belly pain. The belly pain can be treated, essentially, by trying to neutralize the acid. You could use Tums, Rolaids, or products like that, but over time it can have a disastrous effect if you continue drinking.

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What is Heartburn?

What is Heartburn?

Heartburn is certainly a health problem that is annoying. Basically, here’s what happens in heartburn. The esophagus is a tube that goes from the mouth down into the stomach. When acid escapes from the stomach, it goes into the esophagus. The esophagus lining is not meant for acid. It can’t buffer it the way the stomach can. As a result, a person feels the pain, and with that pain of the heartburn comes an irritation. That gastric irritation can be extremely painful at night.

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