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Can large water intake cause acid reflux?

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  • Posted By: halal37
  • April 13, 2009
  • 04:59 AM

Does anyone know if drinking a lot of water (2 to 3 gallons a day) can cause acid reflux? About 3 or 4 weeks ago my chronic thirst problem went from severe to crippling and recently I have developed what feels like acid reflux. So I am wondering if the two are connected. I had a GI work up in Dec. and was told there is nothing wrong with me. And just so everyone knows, in Feb. I decided it was time to get a 2nd opinion from another endocrinologist. It is with 100% certainty- I do not have sugar diabetes or a thyroid problem. I am still being tested for other possibilities

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  • Does anyone know if drinking a lot of water (2 to 3 gallons a day) can cause acid reflux? About 3 or 4 weeks ago my chronic thirst problem went from severe to crippling and recently I have developed what feels like acid reflux. So I am wondering if the two are connected. I had a GI work up in Dec. and was told there is nothing wrong with me. And just so everyone knows, in Feb. I decided it was time to get a 2nd opinion from another endocrinologist. It is with 100% certainty- I do not have sugar diabetes or a thyroid problem. I am still being tested for other possibilitiesHi halal37,What exactly are you feeling that seems to be "acid reflux?" Your increased H2O intake isn't likely to "cause" acid reflux but, if you continue with this large water intake you certainly CAN experience water intoxication which can cause severe electrolyte imbalances and, if your heart is less-than-optimally-healthy, circulatory overload and/or pulmonary edema. That quantity of fluid intake just isn't good.May I ask yor age and sex...and medical history, if any?Best regards,John
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  • To much water can cause water intoxication. It is called hypoatremia. You can read more about they symptoms here. http://firstaid.about.com/od/heatcoldexposur1/qt/07_hyponatremia.htm 3-4 gallons of water is way too much to drink every day. Kiera
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  • I am a 47 year old female. I have had a thirst problem for several years and went to an endocrinologist in 2006, who told me nothing was wrong and goodbye. In the past few months my symptoms have grown more numerous and much worse, so I decided to seek out a new endocrinologist. I agree I am drinking a ton of water and it is crippling, but I really am that thirsty. I pee a ton too. Filled 2 containers on my last 24 hour urine test. So far all my lab tests have been normal (nothing wrong with my kidneys and electrolytes are great) but I do not know the results of the urine test or all the blood tests run. I go back to the endo clinic on Thursday. What feels like acid reflex is sudden pain in my esophagus. I guess this is just another new symptom of my mystery disease.
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  • I would think it can especially if your doing heavy lifting. Over time if you lift a lot your almost doomed to get some sort of reflux. The muscle over the top of the stomach streches open and gets weak. Also if your overweight you can expect to get some reflux, the abdomen will push up on the stomach causing reflux symptoms.When I work and do alot of lifting it is worse. I usually take Prilosec for mine and it goes away.
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  • Does anyone know if drinking a lot of water (2 to 3 gallons a day) can cause acid reflux? About 3 or 4 weeks ago my chronic thirst problem went from severe to crippling and recently I have developed what feels like acid reflux. So I am wondering if the two are connected. I had a GI work up in Dec. and was told there is nothing wrong with me. And just so everyone knows, in Feb. I decided it was time to get a 2nd opinion from another endocrinologist. It is with 100% certainty- I do not have sugar diabetes or a thyroid problem. I am still being tested for other possibilitiesI was wondering if you solved your thirst problem. I was curious to see if what works for me will work for you. I've had the same problem you have and have been checked for everything, including diabetes. I have noticed that when I take ibuprophren from 200 mg to 400 mg my thirst goes away completely for a couple of hours. Of course the more milligrams I take the longer it last. I have now made it a habit to take a 200 mg ibuphrophren at night so that I don't have to get up to drink water and of courst to pee. I have come to the conclusion that I probably have an inflamed gland or something although I do not feel any inflamation. Let me know. I'm curious.ThanksMarissamarissalibra@gmail.com
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  • I was wondering if you solved your thirst problem. I was curious to see if what works for me will work for you. I've had the same problem you have and have been checked for everything, including diabetes. I have noticed that when I take ibuprophren from 200 mg to 400 mg my thirst goes away completely for a couple of hours. Of course the more milligrams I take the longer it last. I have now made it a habit to take a 200 mg ibuphrophren at night so that I don't have to get up to drink water and of courst to pee. I have come to the conclusion that I probably have an inflamed gland or something although I do not feel any inflamation. Let me know. I'm curious. Thanks Marissamarissalibra@gmail.com............................................................ Take care with the above .. i advise people coming here to DO NOT have ibuprofen if you are drinking a lot of water and have symptoms. from http://firstaid.about.com/od/heatcoldexposur1/qt/07_hyponatremia.htm Avoid NSAIDs like ibuprofen, aspirin, or naprosyn when concerned about hyponatremia. These pain relievers may make symptoms worse. *hyponatremia is a dangerous condition in which one was had too much water in which seizures can start to happen. Anyone who is thirsty and needs to drink over 2 litres (over 8 cups per day) i recommend drinking sports drinks or eletrolite replacement drinks so one avoids issues such as this (this is what my doctor has me drinking.. WARNING make sure you've been tested for diabetes as DONT DO THIS if you are diabetic). i've drunken up to 24 cups without no issues of sports drinks per day. Thirsty people should also get tested for posteral orthostatic tachycardia (if diabetes has been ruled out) syndrome if they get tired, dizzy and headaches.
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  • Does anyone know if drinking a lot of water (2 to 3 gallons a day) can cause acid reflux? About 3 or 4 weeks ago my chronic thirst problem went from severe to crippling and recently I have developed what feels like acid reflux. So I am wondering if the two are connected. I had a GI work up in Dec. and was told there is nothing wrong with me. And just so everyone knows, in Feb. I decided it was time to get a 2nd opinion from another endocrinologist. It is with 100% certainty- I do not have sugar diabetes or a thyroid problem. I am still being tested for other possibilities halal .. i dont know how it is for most people who drink alot.. but i think on my very big drinking/fluid days.. yes i did get more reflux happening. (Its been a while since i drank that amount, my issue has lessened)
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  • Does anyone know if drinking a lot of water (2 to 3 gallons a day) can cause acid reflux? About 3 or 4 weeks ago my chronic thirst problem went from severe to crippling and recently I have developed what feels like acid reflux. So I am wondering if the two are connected. I had a GI work up in Dec. and was told there is nothing wrong with me. And just so everyone knows, in Feb. I decided it was time to get a 2nd opinion from another endocrinologist. It is with 100% certainty- I do not have sugar diabetes or a thyroid problem. I am still being tested for other possibilitiesI know how you feel about the thirst...I actually suffer from Diabetes Insipidus (not sugar diabetes). I have been taking Desmopressin for most of my life for it, and definitely suffer the same thirst issues if I miss a dose or two, to a point where I could drink until feeling full enough to pop but yet 10 minutes later my mouth will be so dry and can't drink anymore. If you haven't done so yet, definitely inquire about DI.
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