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Can throwing up help heartburn?

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Sometimes I get heartburn so bad that it makes me vomit, which usually ends up making me feel better. Can throwing up help heartburn?
asked 2 years ago in Causes by hirza_94 (120 points)

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In many instances heartburn is caused by an overabundance of acid in the stomach. If you feel nauseas and actually throw up, you are likely to bring up some of the acid from the stomach (which would explain the terrible odor and taste that may follow this action). By bringing up some of the acid you could actually be reducing the acid level in your stomach which can make you feel a little better. On the other hand, there could be a chance that there is something else wrong that mimics the signs of acid reflux, such as a hernia or ulcers. If you are quite sure that you are suffering from heartburn, try taking an antacid to help neutralize your stomach acid and definitely don't puke on purpose to relieve acid reflux!
answered 2 years ago by olympium_1970 (140 points)
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In some cases throwing up can help alleviate heartburn by expelling excess acid from the stomach. Nausea is definitely one of the more aggravating symptoms of heartburn and can lead to gagging, vomiting, and general discomfort in the stomach and throat areas. Although I wouldn't recommend that your purposely vomit as a means to treat heartburn, it is possible that uncontrollable vomiting can give you some temporary relief from acid reflux.
answered 2 years ago by anonymous (740 points)

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