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Acid Reflux Issues Following Sex?

Posted by Anonymous on 12/18/2008

Hello Ted , I have read numerous testimonies about the ACV and Baking soda remedy and its effectiveness in treating acid reflux. I have noticed a trend regarding acid reflux and am just trying to figure out what is happening to my PH levels/body. My esophagus becomes very painful immediately following sex (ejaculation). It usually takes about two to three weeks after this before my esophagus becomes less painful. but is still there. What is happening and do I change this current remedy? Do I try something else? Thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Anonymous:

In general strenuous activities of any kind leads to the formation of lactic acid and a condition of metabolic acidosis, which leads to acid reflux. Obviously it's always in the food, and supplements but people aren't aware of it, such as aspartame added to xylitol gums, Flintstones multivitamin supplements, and other acid forming food. As to the issue of sex, that's one is a bit more complicated, since the body looses amino acids, vitamin C, zinc, and caused a disturbances in hormonal imbalances.

A boron supplements or ocassional borax remedy, taken only once, such as 1/4 teaspoon per liter of water (men -but woman is 1/2 dose), if hormonal imbalance does occur (usually after sex) will restore it, along with some magnesium supplements. Once a month or twice a month zinc gluconate also helps. Iodine is a common deficiency, especially after shower where chlorine will displace it. Amino acid source can come from soy sauce (without MSG), or supplements will balance out that issue. Interestingly, borax is one of the little known remedies I also used against acid reflux. A more elaborate ones also required potassium. Many people who have acid reflux may also lack potassium and you can deplete this during most activities, including sex (from sweat!). Therefore potassium bicarbonate I may add to the usual ACV plus baking soda. The remedy is 2 tablespoons ACV plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, plus 1/4 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate, twice a day. The other possible common acid reflux is the issue (if from strenous exercise or sex) is the sea salt remedy. The dose is 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in one liter of drinking water, and maintenance at 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt per liter of water.

Therefore I prefer to consider the most common, such as possible lack of potassium and low levels of electrolytes where sea salt will usually do it. If not I may consider borax. And if that's not working then the body is lacking in B complex, a common deficiency amongst some acid reflux too, with exception of if acid reflux that occurs during late night, is often very likely from chlorine exposure, so an iodine would neutralize that one.

It's difficult to discuss every known issue of acid reflux under the sun, perhaps someone else have done that, I don't know.