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coffeeguydenton
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Posted Sat Aug 17, 2013, 1:41pm
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

I usually don't jump in on questions like this posted by newbies as I figure there will be a sales pitch coming up along the road, however I will say I have suffered severe acid reflux definitely contributed to excessive coffee consumption.  It is under control now due to less coffee intake, and an over the counter acid reducer.

Otherwise the benefits far outweigh the reflux issue.

Len

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This is probably due more to the medication more than to decreasing coffee intake.  H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors, the two classes of anti-reflux medications, both increase pH of gastric juice to around 5, which is very close to the pH of coffee.  Caffeine does increase gastric acid secretion, but this would be offset in the presence of a proton pump inhibitor and less so with an H2 blocker.  Conversely, lemonade has a pH of near 2 and OJ is around 3, meaning it would take 100 cups of coffee to reduce pH as much as 1 cup of OJ.
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Posted Sat Aug 17, 2013, 1:48pm
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Netphilosopher Said:

That's it. I quit coffee altogether. I don't wanna die...
Heavy Coffee Consumption Linked to Early Death

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I realize you are being sarcastic and probably already aware of this, but for those who do not know, this is a very old and already disproven argument.  When simply corrected for the fact that heavy coffee drinkers are more likely to be heavy smokers (confounding bias), there is actually a lower death rate in heavy coffee drinkers.  Other confounding factors include the fact that people who are not sleeping or exercising enough are more likely to be heavy coffee drinkers.
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Posted Sat Aug 17, 2013, 3:37pm
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coffeeguydenton Said:

This is probably due more to the medication more than to decreasing coffee intake.  H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors, the two classes of anti-reflux medications, both increase pH of gastric juice to around 5, which is very close to the pH of coffee.  Caffeine does increase gastric acid secretion, but this would be offset in the presence of a proton pump inhibitor and less so with an H2 blocker.  Conversely, lemonade has a pH of near 2 and OJ is around 3, meaning it would take 100 cups of coffee to reduce pH as much as 1 cup of OJ.

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In my particular case I suffered from severe acid reflux prior to taking any type of acid reducer.  It was the caffeine in the coffee which has a tendency to relax the esophageal sphincter muscle causing the acid reflux issue. details: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16722996

I had to go on a strict no caffeine diet for a bit (over 10 years ago).  Since then I have had to moderate my caffeine intake in addition to taking some over the counter acid reducers.   Spearmint tea has also helped when taken before bedtime.

Len

 
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Posted Sun Aug 18, 2013, 7:42pm
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

In my particular case I suffered from severe acid reflux prior to taking any type of acid reducer.  It was the caffeine in the coffee which has a tendency to relax the esophageal sphincter muscle causing the acid reflux issue. details: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16722996

I had to go on a strict no caffeine diet for a bit (over 10 years ago).  Since then I have had to moderate my caffeine intake in addition to taking some over the counter acid reducers.   Spearmint tea has also helped when taken before bedtime.

Len

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My point was that I think the improvement was more likely due to taking the medication than decreasing caffeine intake because GERD symptoms resolve at pH of 5 regardless of LES tone.  In other words, you may still have reflux while taking anti-reflux medications, but you won't have any symptoms from the reflux or any of the long term complications.
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Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 8:09pm
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I donít think so that coffee has done wrong in my health. Although when I was in still in my younger years, I learned that caffeine can cause rapid heartbeat from an article in a magazine. So, I avoided coffee for a fear that it can make me feel uneasy. There was a time that I was doing something to accomplish in my report and felt sleepy. Thus, I tried to drink coffee and made my mind working. I did it several times and I thought I couldn't sleep well. But everything was doing fine. Every time I feel sleepy, I drink a cup of coffee and made me alert. Hence, I drink at least 3 cups of coffee every day.

 
Did you know...? Dark roast coffees actually have less caffeine than lighter roasts due to the fact that the process of roasting burns off caffeine.
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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 4:39am
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Netphilosopher Said:

Also - about 95% of the time, 35% of all stats are made up.

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Never trust any statistics you haven't forged yourself!

 
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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 9:34pm
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I have been on this planet for nearly 3/4 of a century. So far no Parkinson's or Dementia.  At least that is my assessment.  If I didn't consume a copious amount of coffee, who knows what would have happened?

Phil

 
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