I have a question but first let me give a bit of background information. I'm a fifty one year old white male and I've diagnosed with GERD in 2001. At the time, I had suddently become unable to take NSAID and Aspirin (which I used to take daily before that). I was told it was because of GERD. The symptoms were intense burning right under the rib cage and just a bit off center to the right. I tried antiacids, proton pump hinibitors but nothing worked. Only stopping the NSAIDs altogether would bring relief. I had alergy tests done and they all came back negative. In 2003, I had my gallblader removed but that too did not help. Sometimes, I would discover a new trigger for my symptoms. For instance, I noticed that peptobismol instead of helping had become a trigger! So to this day, I only take NSAID occasionally and never for many days in row. Same with Pepto. I never use that anymore. By doing this, I've been free of symptoms since 2003. As long as I stay away from these substances, I'm good. However, this summer, alcohol sudently became a trigger! Almost from one day to the next! Now, just one beer or one glass of wine brings the pain/burning back. I had Saké the other day: same thing. Again, antiacides etc. don't help. Now, someone suggested that my problems could be related to a sluggish liver. Is this possible? Can a sluggish liver cause hyperacidity and intolerance to certain substances? Has anybody ever experienced something like this? Someone even told me that it was lack of stomach acidity that was the problem. Not an excess of it. That person told me to start taking Apple Cider Vinager. Which I haven't done yet. Anyway, to my chagrin, I've added alcohol to my list of forbidden stuff for now. So that's basically it. Can anyone provide some suggestion, insight, tips or anything else that could make sense of this?
Thank you in advance!