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I just found out I have Acid Reflux Disease (after thinking it was a heart attack) and am now wondering what I can have to drink besides water. Can I balance a cup of coffee in the morning, occasional cups of tea and some wine in the mix without creating more discomfort for myself? Any other suggestions for juice, seltzers, milk..... that would be okay to drink.
The research is conflicted on different foods that might promote acid reflux. For some folks coffee and tea can be a trigger. Likewise, because alcohol can slow the emptying of the stomach wine might provoke heartburn. The key is to eliminate the common triggers from your diet and keep a simple food diary. Sometimes you'll find other foods that are a problem for you.
Here's a link to information about commonly reported GERD triggers:
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP