Will a Breast Reduction Help with Acid Reflux Flare Ups?
- Asked by Minnesota9 in MN
- 1 year ago
I am curious if the weight of heavy breasts increases acid reflux symptoms. My symptoms feel better when I am not wearing a bra, but not a lot and I find myself lifting them to alleviate some of the discomfort. I haven't seen this question asked here before, so maybe it's just me.
Acid reflux and breasst reduction
I have never heard of an association between acid reflux and breast reduction surgery. I do not think it will be better or worse.
Breast reduction and reflux
Gastric reflux is related to pressure in side teh abdomen, and position. You have not seen questions about breast reduction and acid reflux as there is no known association.
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Thank you for the question.
I know of no direct link between breast hypertrophy and acid reflux disease. However, I can imagine the situation where a patients posture is improved after breast reduction surgery and any acid reflux symptoms related to a patient's position improves ( with a more upright position). Please don't misunderstand; there can be no promises that acid reflux flareups will decrease/improve after breast reduction surgery.
I hope this helps.
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