Can Acid Reflux Cause Heart Palpitations?

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Dr. Eisner Answer your GERD Questions: Does Smoking Cause Acid Reflux?

I have been experiencing a lot of acid reflux of late. I think it might have something to do with the fact that I've been smoking more lately. Is this true?

 

There are many reasons to not smoke, and one of the reasons is that it can definitely cause or worsen symptoms of esophageal reflux disease. First off, tobacco inhibits saliva, which is a significant buffer that the body has against acid. Secondly, studies have shown that tobacco can stimulate the...

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