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Suffering from acidity. Endoscope and Biopcy results are awaited. Dangers of smoking during acidity problem?

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Currently im suffering from acidity issue in my stomach. Last week had Endoscope and Biopcy tests and the results are awaited. Having one tablet as adviced by the Doctor. Iam an occasional smoker. Wanted to suggest is it so XXXXXXX to smoke during acidity problems.
Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 45 minutes later

Thank you for the query.

Smoking is not XXXXXXX for stomach issues. However it does not help either. You need to know that when you smoke, toxic substances get to the whole body (including stomach blood vessels and stomach cells). This toxic substances cause some kind of inflammatory processes activation. This inflammation in some cases can stimulate stomach acid secretion and make your symptoms worse.
So it is always better not to smoke.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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