Milk Cause Acid Reflux

Q: My brothe drinks lots of milk and complains of acid reflux. Would milk cause acid reflux?

A:Milk contains lactic acid which can indeed exacerbate acid reflux if someone is prone to heartburn. Usually it is a sign that either the stomach is producing too much acid to begin with though. There might also be a problem with the sphincter that closes off the esophagus to his stomach. His doctor might be able to suggest a proper course of action, or a simple medication to control the acid if it really is a bad problem. Acid Reflux (also known as GERD = Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease) usually is seen in individuals who consume fried foods. Acid reflex can be related to a hiatal hernia (the opening of the diaphragm to allow the esophagus to pass through) may be too large by formation at birth. Yr brother needs to see a Doc to prevent burning of the esophageal lining that may lead later on to bleeding and cancer. Milk usually turn into acid after being in the stomach for a while. Acid reflux is down in the stomach caused by hot, spicy, greasy foods and comes up thru the esopogus when the barrier is gone it can cause damage i never heard of milk alone causing this. did he have something in his milk or with a meal at the time? try any OTC treatments tums, rolaids, pepto dont work tell your bro feel better

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