Acid Reflux Symptoms : Does Milk Help Acid Reflux? Heart Healthy Guide


When stomach acid flows back into the throat, it causes discomfort and irritation. This condition is known as acid reflux.

It is believed that milk neutralizes stomach acid and provides a protective coating for the stomach and esophagus.

Milk comes in different varieties — whole milk with the full amount of fat, 2% fat, and skim or nonfat milk

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Discomfort and irritation of acid reflux might be increased by fat in milk. [Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine]

Nonfat milk can temporarily protect the stomach lining from acidic stomach contents and relieve heartburn symptoms. [Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine]

Consuming cold milk might provide a soothing effect on the throat and esophagus.

Consuming probiotics in fermented dairy products such as yogurt might help to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux. [Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine]

Drinking too much milk and lactose intolerance might trigger acid reflux symptoms.